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Coronavirus: Ogun NANS Chairman under fire for condemning closure of schools




The nationwide physique of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has berated its Ogun State Chairman, Tomiwa Bamgbose, for condemning the Federal and the Ogun State governments over the closure of schools to curtail the unfold of Coronavirus.

NANS stated it has dissociated itself from the “outburst” of Bamgbose, describing his assertion as reckless.

DAILY POST learnt that Bamgbose had condemned the choice of the Federal and the State governments to close down schools, saying the choice was “not the right step to take.”

The Ogun scholar chief was additionally quoted to have stated he was not in assist of the federal government’s motion as a result of the lethal Coronavirus illness was not widespread in Nigeria, in comparison with international locations like Italy and Spain.

Reacting, the National Public Relations Officer of NANS, Comrade Azeez Adeyemi, stated the Association is distancing itself from the Ogun State Chairman’s place, which he stated was a “reckless talk.”

Adeyemi stated Bamgbose was not talking on behalf of all the college students’ group within the State and the nation at giant, however he has solely expressed his private opinion, which he has the fitting to do.

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However, Adeyemi disclosed that, “we in NANS want to emphatically say that his position is not the general view of the students community in the State neither is it the general opinion of the national body of NANS in the country.”

The NANS National Spokesman emphasised that Bamgbose can not converse for Nigerian college students as a result of he’s only a State Chairman out of the 36 States Chairmen, stressing that he’s in no place to talk on behalf of all the scholar inhabitants within the nation.

Speaking additional, Adeyemi stated: “We, due to this fact, urge all the scholars within the nation, the Federal and the Ogun State authorities to ignore this reckless assertion because it doesn’t symbolize the final opinion of college students in Nigeria.

The NANS nationwide PRO due to this fact referred to as Bamgbose to order and warned him to desist from making unguarded statements that might throw the nation into chaos.



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