By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye
The National Association of Nigerian Students has described the Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Peter Ayodele Fayose as a populist whose style of governance is tailored towards ameliorating the suffering of the downtrodden.
In a statement made available to Blackface News today, NANS said the recent launch of the State Social Security Scheme is a testimony that Fayose is really committed to the development of the state especially the less privileged.
The Chairman of the Joint Campus Committee of NANS in the state, Mr Awopeju Cosmas Oluwashina spoke on behalf of the students.
The statement reads,
“The leadership of the apex student body in the state applaud the social security scheme of His excellency Dr. Peter Ayodele Fayose aimed at giving #5,000 monthly to ten thousand (10,000) indigents aged citizens of Ekiti state.
“This laudable decision has once more buttress the agenda of the governor which becons mainly on the welfare of the masses and ensure the destitutes have a share from the dividends of government and democracy.
“The Social Security Scheme will tremendously alleviate poverty and ameliorate the standard of living of the helpless to a considerable extent in the present reality of economic hardship flowing in the Nation.
“On behalf of the over several thousands of Nigerian students studying in the tertiary institutions in Ekiti state, we request for 1,000 slots for the indigent students to mitigate the suffering of some helpless students and serve as a means of giving back to the students community which constitute 40% of the state and a region where the governor enjoys massive support from.
“The monthly allowance will rekindle the hope of some weak improvised students who can’t afford the necessary academic materials and adequate feeding to maintain the glory of academic excellence in the Fountain of Knowledge.
“We believe in the peoples governor and appreciate His excellency in the prospect of acceptance of our request and his staunch and unalloyed commitment to raising future leaders in the state.” He said.