The National Association of University Students, NAUS, has inaugurated her 5th campus monitoring committee in Akwa Ibom State to further engender justice, peace and academic excellence amongst the Nigerian students in her jurisdiction.
The event which was chaired by a seasoned medical Doctor, Eniekpeno Eyo, himself the President, Association of Resident Doctors University of Uyo Teaching Hospital had in attendance an academic amazon, Professor Idongesit Udosen of the University of Uyo and an array of student leaders including Comrades Ini-obong Uko, Edidiong Ita, Mmenieh-Abasi Udoh and the personal assistant to the governor of Akwa Ibom State on students affairs, Comrade Wisdom Emmanuel among others.
The inaugurated executive members into the 5th campus monitoring committee of NAUS in Akwa Ibom State are comrades Michael Akpan, Chairman, Blessing Imo, Deputy Chairman, God’sfavour Offiong, Secretary General, NsikanAbasi Linus, Treasurer, Abraham Osamudiameh, Financial Secretary, Akwaodudu King, Publicity Secretary, others are comrades Joseph Akpan, Director of Sports and Social Duties, Nissi Augustus, Director of Gender and Campus Affairs and Francis Udoekong, Director of Special Duties and Transport Affairs.
In his speech, the chairman on the occasion, Dr. Eyo, charged the newly inaugurated executive members to be outstanding in their activism to foster cordiality among the Nigerian students in their jurisdiction, as their all round needs should be taken care of in line with the constitution. He said that the activities of NAUS are carried out within the framework of its constitution, which includes: to advocate/ensure quality of education in all Nigeria universities, to collaborate with other organizations for social-economic development of Nigeria, and to constructively agitate for the welfarism of Nigerian university students at all times. He therefore pledged his unwavering support to the activities of NAUS in the state when ever he is called upon.
On their separate speeches, comrades Ini-obong Uko and Mmenieh-Abasi Udoh enlightened the participants that the National Association of University Students’ (NAUS) is the highest decision-making body for students studying in institution of higher learning from university cadre with over twenty (20) million members both in Nigeria and Diaspora, fully committed to the mainstreaming of students and young leaders in governance at all levels with core interest of protecting the dignity and integrity of the students and uniting the students for academic excellence.
They furthered that, NAUS has been in the vanguard of campaigning for equity, justice and good governance, free and qualitative education in Nigeria and in diaspora. While stating that NAUS is an affiliate of the International Union of Students (IUS), All Africa Students Union (AASU), West African Students Union (WASU), European Students Union (ESU), National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and other International Students organizations. They therefore urged the executives to be proactive in discharging their responsibilities in am ecamplary manner.
On his part, the Chairman, NAUS campus monitoring committee in Akwa Ibom State, comr. Michael Akpan during his inagural speech elougized the leadership and stakeholders of the association both at the national and the state levels for seeing him and his executive fit to occupy their various offices.
He said that the NAUS having a consultative working relationship with the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural (UNESCO), United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS), that his led administration will work tirelessly in the discharge of their duties as enshrined in the 2017 constitution of the National Association of University students’ as amended.
Comr. Akpan therefore called on all affiliated student bodies to join their work force with the NAUS to achieve the common goal for her teeming members.