The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended the Lagos State Government for providing relief packages and palliatives to students of tertiary institutions in Lagos State.
The South-West Coordinator of NANS, Mr Olawale Kappo, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos that the students body appreciated the government’s gesture in the difficult time like this.
Kappo said provision of the relief packages came at a time when it was highly needed by the students who had been observing the lockdown order in the state for almost a month.
He said some of the tertiary institutions that benefitted from the relief packages include: Lagos State University, Ojo; Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu; Federal College Of Fisheries and Marine Technology (Oceanography).
Others include: ST Augustine’s College of Education, Akoko, Lagos; Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka; Lagos State College of Health Technology and Michael Otedola College of Primary Education.
“Lagos State Government in its responsiveness and care for citizens made the relief packages available through the office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr Tokunbo Wahab, to all tertiary institutions in the state.
“The provision is a means to ensure that the lockdown order is being observed fully, and also to ease the hardship of youths during this period.
“We are aware of the great work being done by the Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu in battling COVID-19; we believe with the time and the proper actions being taken, Lagos State will be free of Coronavirus,” Kappo said.
He also commended Ogun and Ekiti Governments for providing relief packages to their students.
Kappo, however, called on other state governments to emulate those states that had magnanimous distributed palliatives to their students.
“We will ensure and continue to enlighten our members on the need to adhere to safety precautions in order to ensure the spread of COVID-19 is brought to the barest minimum and ultimately eradicated,” Kappo said.
Edited By: Debo Oshundun/Olagoke Olatoye (NAN)