The National President of the National Association of the Nigerian Students(NANS) says it would resist any transfer towards delaying the implementation of Federal Government’s Energising Education Programme(EEP).
NANS’s President, Mr Chinonso Obasi, in an announcement on Sunday in Abuja, mentioned that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration deserved commendation over EEP.
EEP goals to supply uninterrupted energy provide for 37 Federal Universities and 7 University Teaching Hospitals in Nigeria via the utilisation of off-grid Captive Power Plants.
Obasi described EEP, which was proposed by the Ministry Of Housing, Power and Works and already authorised by the Federal Executive Council as a “Revolutionary Agenda” within the training sector.
He mentioned that any try by any member of the National Assembly to cease or delay the programme would quantity to sabotage and would negatively have an effect on Nigeria’s larger establishments.
“I led 362 Nigerian Student leaders to current a memorandum in a public/investigative listening to within the Joint committee on Power and Public Procurement on the Jan. 25 on the House of Representatives requesting the EEP mission to be prolonged to all of the tertiary establishments of studying in Nigeria.
“This is opposite to the proposed 37 Federal Universities and 7 Federal Teaching hospitals throughout the six geopolitical zones as requested by the Ministry.
“EEP is first of its form in Nigeria and can guarantee self-sufficiency in energy and sustainable growth for Nigerian Tertiary establishment to develop and function vitality academies to coach and certify college students in programs associated to renewable vitality.
“EEP will distribute energy to surrounding communities within the second tier of every part as a technique for rural electrification, subsequently leading to a rise of financial exercise inside these communities and basic well-being.
“ Nigerian college students shall resist any pointless delay to the implementation of the EEP Project; we frown additionally on the letter learn by a member of the decrease home in the course of the public listening to which mandated the ministry to cease work till the home was glad that due course of was adopted,’’ he mentioned.
The NANS president mentioned college students see such a transfer as an unpatriotic handwork of the regulation maker to discredit and frustrate the Federal Government’s effort in rebuilding the training sector.
He mentioned that, whereas NANS was not against due processes, the mission ought to proceed as addressing the problem of energy provide within the nation’s larger establishments required extraordinary measures.