The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has elected Comrade Iyanu Looto, popularly known as Marley, as its National Financial Secretary.
Iyanu, a 23-year-old student of the Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, was elected at a special extra ordinary senate meeting of the Association in Akure, Ondo state.
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Speaking to newsmen, the new NANS leader said the movement to bring back the association to young comrades had been actualised.
“My election is mainly for the betterment of Nigeria students. All funds received on behalf of the association will be properly recorded and deposited to NANS’ treasury. The era of people turning their personal accounts to NANS own is over.
“I also want people to know that NANS is not only for tertiary institutions, it’s time to break NANS down to the lowest level nursery, primarily and secondary schools. It’s so sad that this student’s don’t have advocate.”
Meanwhile, the outgoing President of the Association, Comrade Danielson Bamidele Akpan, has congratulated Iyanu and Comrade Abdulmajeed Oyeniyi who was elected as National President.
Akpan again debunked speculations that he has transited to a new leadership led by one Sunday Asefon.
The latest election comes a few months after a faction in the association announced Asefon as its President amid chaos and violence that characterised its convention at the old parade ground, Abuja.
About 20 members of the association, who gathered at the old parade ground in Abuja for the convention held in December 2020, sustained wounds from gunshots and machete after thugs loyal to a factional coordinator of the association in Zone D (Southwest) began attacking delegates.