By Adejumo Kabir
The Central Executive Council of Obafemi Awolowo University, Students’ union has written an open letter to the Federal Government of Nigeria on the state of the nation.
The union registered their displeasure over the unpleasant state of the nation which has been characterized by teeming youth unemployment, financial misappropriation, staggering economy and massive looting of the nation’s commonwealth.
In an open letter signed by the President of the Union, Oyekan Ibukun, Secretary General, Boluwajaiye Adeoluwa and the Public Relations Officer, Okediji Simon, the union said it is so disheartening that a country blessed with viable human resources as well as boundless natural resources cannot boldly boast of a reasonable level of youth employments, 21st century educational system, world-class security network, present-day social amenities among other indices of economic development.
The union also admonished the federal government to tackle the menace of insecurity in the country which had inadvertently led to loss of countless lives, destruction kg of property and subsequent displacement of millions of Nigerians.
According to the letter “With the ridiculous budget allocated to the education sector, it is apparent that students will continue to study under terrible and animalistic learning conditions.”
“Great Ife SU condemns the tactical killing of the #NotTooYoungToRunbill by the National Assembly after the historic bill has sailed through the huddles first and second readings.”
The union buttressed that no logical excuse was given by the National Assembly for preventing the bill from becoming a law but just to deny the youths from standing the chance of being elected into political offices.
“As promised by the APC that they would be open and accountable in all their dealings, we challenge them to tell Nigerians the truth about the actual health condition of Mr. President”.
They also demand that the 2017 budget be reconsidered to accommodate disbursement of additional fund to the education sector and to take a serious measure towards curbing insecurity.