The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari to set up a formidable economic management team that would brainstorm on how best to take the nation out of the current economic crisis.
The team will also be expected to design a new face of social economic prosperity that will improve the living standards of Nigerians.
The a apex students body also commended the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) for agreeing to cease fire, which it said represent the best alternative towards achieving an economically viable, peaceful and prosperous Niger Delta region and indeed Nigeria suitable for investments and international trade.
A communique signed by the NANS secretary of Communique Drafting Committee, Comrade Ali Abdullahi Lamma and Chairman Communique Drafting Committee, Comrade Armstrong Ovie-Afabor, at the end of its 28th National Convention of the Association, which was held in Abuja, said the NANS supports the ongoing anti-corruption war of the present administration, while calling on all Nigerians irrespective of political, religious, ethnic or other sundry affiliations to support the federal government in this drive for the benefit and the prosperity of the Nigerian State.
The association also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure that the forthcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states are free, fair, credible and acceptable by all.
The communique reads in part: “that the federal government should set up a formidable economic team to liberate the country from the current economic quagmire and design a new face of social economic prosperity that will once again improve the living standard of students and the working class and strive to re- instate the middle class that have long been extinguished due to long standing anti- imperialist economic politics.
“That we call on the Fulani herdsmen to desist from the unnecessary killings of Nigerians and engage in their primary duties when properly harnessed will lead to increase in our national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and lead to a more economically viable Nigeria.
“That we reaffirm our demand for 26 per cent budgetary allocation to education as recommended by UNESCO for developing countries,” NANS said.
Meanwhile, the newly elected NANS President, Comrade Aruna Kadiri, at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, called on Nigerians students to shun cultism, violence, thuggery, prostitution and other vices inimical to their growth, progress and prosperity.