January 31, 2023

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2023: Take part totally in polls, Gbajabiamila tells college students

Femi Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has requested Nigerian college students to completely take part within the 2023 elections by voting for candidates primarily based on their information.

They have been on a “thanks” go to to the Speaker over the decision of the eight-month industrial motion by the Educational Workers Union of Universities (ASUU).

“It is necessary you perceive that we recognise the significance of your home in nationwide improvement.

“Nicely, for me, you (college students) have lots to do between now and election day. Within the subsequent three, 4 months, you’ve lots to do. What I imply is that it’s important to now start to have a look at issues in a different way, be capable to have a look at issues the best way they’re finished in different climes, the place individuals will have a look at issues in relation to politics and elections. 

“What do I imply by that? We’ve got so many candidates, not three, not 4. Folks discuss having three frontrunners, maybe, however so far as I’m involved, we have now 18 candidates operating for the President of this nation, and I don’t assume you need to overlook any one in every of them. You shouldn’t.

“What I need you to do, as is completed in superior democracies, is to look objectively, and that is what is completed in different international locations, individuals run on their information,” he mentioned.

Earlier, the NANS President, Barambu mentioned the go to was to point out the appreciation of the Nigerian college students for the efforts the Speaker put into the decision of the ASUU disaster, interesting to tue Speaker on the potential for the authorities waiving a yr of the varsity calendar with a view to usher in a correct educational work.

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The scholars additionally requested the intervention of the Speaker on the potential for waiving the Nationwide Youth Service Corps (NYSC) service yr age for graduates who may need handed the age restrict on account of the time misplaced as a result of COVID-19 lockdown and the ASUU strike.