The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has vowed to retrieve the certificate of its pioneer president, late Danlad Sunday Oladele, from the Yaba College of Technology (YabaTech), Lagos.
Oladele died last Monday, August 9, 2021, in Abuja, without getting his certificate 41 years after graduation from college.
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NANS president, Sunday Asefon, said though the school had promised to release the certificate at its next convocation following the intervention of the 9th Senate, Oladele passed on before the ceremony.
Asefon spoke on Tuesday while briefing newsmen in Abuja alongside Senator Dino Melaye, who is the chairman of, Central Planning Committee for the burial of late Oladele.
Asefon, however, pledged that the leadership of the students’ body would ensure that the certificate is retrieved from the school before the remains of Oladele are buried.
Senator Melaye said Oladele’s certificate was being withheld by the management of YabaTech as a punitive measure over his activism during his days in the college.
He said, “The late comrade, alongside a few others, had in 1980 led the rebirth of the student movement from the proscribed National Union of Nigerian Students (NUNS).