Lagos – Students have rejected comments attributed to Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, against the leaders of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in the Southeast and South-South.
Former NANS Zonal spokesperson, Jeremiah Olatinwo, recalled Amaechi had criticised the students’ leadership style of current head, Pedro Obi.
Olatinwo crticised Amaechi’s stance as “unguarded, discourteous and uncultured.”
“We find his comments appalling, condescending and highly provocative and as such demand an apology for this,” said Olatinwo.
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“We recall the many irresponsible and rascally behavior of the minister including his legendary penchant of throwing tantrums at the person and office of the immediate past President of our great nation, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan while in office.”
Olatinwo said students making a case for true federalism and proper restructuring of the nation was a noble and honourable request.
“A good leader who has the interest of the nation at heart would listen and pick aptly and not make denigrating comments,” said Olatinwo.
“At this time when the cord of our nation is losing its strength amidst the various calls for secession and self determination by various ethnic groups, character assassination and immature politicisation of salient matters shouldn't be allowed.”
- CAJ News