Reinstate Adebajo or face mass action, NANS threatens UI

The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Zone D (South West) has condemned in strong terms, the suspension of Kunle Adebajo by management of the University of Ibadan.

Adebajo was suspended by UI’s management following a ‘critical article’ he published on The Guardian Newspapers, two years ago (April 2016).

In the article, Adebajo had drawn attention to the deplorable condition of the infrastructures in the Nigeria’s premier university.

Rather than address the situation, Adebajo was invited to face disciplinary committee, and thereafter, suspended from the institute for two academic sessions.

In a statement entitled: “Reinstate Kunle Adebajo unconditionally or face our mass action”, the students’ leadership argued that the unlawful rustication is dead on arrival.

“The Leadership of NANS Zone D (South West) has received the provocative news about the rustication of Kunle Adebajo, a student journalist of University of Ibadan.

“The unlawful rustication is dead on arrival and it is condemned as soon as we received the news and all measures would be put in place to ensure that justice is achieved.

“It is quite unfortunate that students journalists can no more express their opinions again on campuses without ending up been victims of oppression and victimisation.

“The loss we have suffered by losing many potential writers and journalists to rustication, expulsion, suspension and the likes cannot be withstood anymore. We so consider the decision of University of Ibadan Management very repugnant to the principle of natural justice, equity, good conscience and peaceful coexistence.

“We therefore condemn in totality this attempt to gag the future leaders in this era of NOT TOO YOUNG TO RULE.

“In that vein, we declare this coming Thursday 28th of June 2018 a Day of Mass Action in UI to arrest this ugly situation.

“Convergence point and Time shall be communicated in due time.

“And at the end, we will all be glad and excited that Kunle Adebajo shall be reinstated unconditionally!

“No retreat, No surrender”.


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