By Daniel Ayantoye
Following the proposed protest by the National Association of Kwara State Students (NAKSS) over the non-release of Students Bursary in the State, The Kwara State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed has invited the leadership of the student body for dialogue.
This was according to a statement made available to CAMPUS FOCUS today by the Special Adviser on Labour and Student Affairs to the Kwara State Governor, Comrade Bisi Fakayode.
Fakayode stated that the meeting, which is slated for Monday 5th of October, 2018 will discuss the welfare of students, including state bursary and other programs designed to support the students.
Fakayode assured the Students of the State Government’s commitment to supporting students to successfully complete their studies and fulfill their ambition.
While commending the leadership and members of NAKSS for their Patience, He urged them to continue to adopt dialogue in their engagement with the state government.
Meanwhile the leadership of the Association has said the proposed protest has partially been placed a hold.
The NAKSS National President, Comr. Mohammed Mancha who made the disclosure in a Phone Chat with this medium today disclosed that the students will be on standby while the dialogue will be on with the State Governor peradventure it did not yield expected outcome.
“Yes, we will now be meeting with the State Governor on our student’s welfare and other related issues especially concerning the Bursary.
“The protest will not hold until after the meeting with the governor and all students will still be on standby.
“If after the meeting, we don’t have the outcome as expected which is the release of the bursary that same day, the Protest will then hold.”
“Permit me to say that the students are so determined this time around and even if I don’t lead the protest they will all still come out to protest.” He added.