NANS calls for investigation into illegal mining in OAU

NANS calls for investigation into illegal mining in OAU

84
Reach the right people at the right time with Nationnewslead. Try and advertise any kind of your business to users online today. Kindly contact us for your advert or publication @ Nationnewslead@gmail.com Call or Whatsapp: 08168544205, 07055577376, 09122592273

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has condemned illegal mining activities within the premises of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, and called for immediate action and investigation against such illegality.

A statement signed by the Senate President of NANS, Comrade Ekundina Segun Elvis, also expressed deep concern about the alarming reports of illegal mining activities

He said that as the apex body representing Nigerian students nationwide, NANS stand in solidarity with fellow students and members of the university community who are directly impacted by these illicit operations.

“The recent revelations regarding illegal mining activities near the university’s staff quarters and vital water sources pose a significant threat to the safety, health, and well-being of thousands of students, faculty, and staff members.”

“The intrusion of mining activities into the university campus disrupts the sanctity of academia and jeopardizes the pursuit of knowledge and enlightenment that universities are meant to foster.”

“We condemn in the strongest terms possible the flagrant disregard for environmental regulations and the potential complicity of certain individuals or groups in facilitating these illegal mining operations.”

“The recent tragedy at Bodija, Ibadan, which resulted in loss of lives, injuries, and extensive property damage, serves as a stark reminder of the dangers posed by such activities.”

ALSO READ: Top Nigerian artist that have managed others to stardom

“We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and urge swift and thorough investigations into the incident to ensure that justice is served.”

“The situation at OAU demands urgent attention and decisive action from all relevant stakeholders. We call upon the university management to prioritize the safety and well-being of the campus community by taking immediate steps to halt these illegal activities and hold accountable those responsible.”

“Additionally, we urge the Federal Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Solid Minerals and other concerned agencies to launch a comprehensive investigation into the matter and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.”

“Furthermore, we appeal to international organizations to lend their support and expertise in addressing this pressing issue, which not only threatens the local community but also has broader implications for environmental sustainability and public health. It is imperative that we work together to safeguard our universities as bastions of knowledge and progress, free from the scourge of illegal mining and other detrimental activities.”

“NANS National remains committed to advocating for the rights and welfare of Nigerian students and will continue to monitor the situation at OAU closely. We urge all stakeholders to join hands in protecting our educational institutions and preserving the future of our nation.”

NIGERIAN TRIBUNE


Reach the right people at the right time with Nationnewslead. Try and advertise any kind of your business to users online today. Kindly contact us for your advert or publication @ Nationnewslead@gmail.com Call or Whatsapp: 08168544205, 07055577376, 09122592273



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *