The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has expressed its delight over the return of President Muhammadu Buhari after an extended medical vacation in London.
NANS’ President, Mr Chinonso Obasi, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said students stood with the President through the difficult times and would continue to stand with him in prayers.
He prayed God to grant Buhari more wisdom; understanding and energy to enable him to provide the necessary leadership needed to move the nation forward.
The NANS president said it was high time Buhari reshuffled his cabinet in order to bring better hands on board.
“As Mr President settles down, I will, in the spirit of comradeship and solidarity, mobilise the leadership of Nigerian Students to pay a special welcome back solidarity visit to him.
“We will intimate him of certain developments in the nation’s educational sector and other issues of critical national importance.
“We urge the President to use the opportunity of his return to quickly introduce a new sense of vigour into his administration by rejigging and repositioning his cabinet for effectiveness and efficiency.
“There is need to bring on board, cerebral, competent, vibrant, contemporary and dynamic young people to stimulate the administration and revive the ailing economy, he said.
Obasi also condemned the recent murder of lecturers of the University of Maiduguri and others who embarked on oil exploration in the Lake Chad region.
.He appealed to Buhari to use his broadcast scheduled for Aug. 21 to address the indefinite strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities to so that students could return to school soon.
Obasi regretted that the critical challenges of the Nigerian universities and students were obviously missing in the recently launched Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP)
He called for the inclusion of Nigerian students and youths in decision making process on issues that concern them to enable them to actively participate and contribute to national development.