By: Niyi Lawal

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS has called for partnership and collaboration with the Abuja Original Inhabitants Youth Empowerment Organization, (AOIYEO) for youth development in the Federal Capital Territory. 

The NANS President, Comrade Sunday Asefon made this call when he paid a courtesy visit on the President of AOIYEO, Commandant David Isaac in his office. 

The NANS President said that the partnership and collaboration will also assist NANS on its forthcoming national convention.

Comrade Sunday commended the President of AOIYEO, commandant Isaac David for his quick response to the cries of stranded Nigerian students during last year’s civil unrest in the university of Jos, Plateau state.

His words: “First, as the President of the Nigerian students, I bring the message of appreciation from NANS for your prompt response to save the lives of students last year in Jos, Plateau state, we have come to thank you, we are here to express our gratitude.”

According to him, the action of your organization saved the lives of our students, and prevented many families from the agony of the crisis.

Comrade Sunday said having identified the unquantifiable role played by AOIYEO, it has resolved to establish a partnership with the organization because it understands that the group is an umbrella for all the youths in Abuja, which shares a similar vision and mission with NANS.

‘’We want to always collaborate with you in all our activities, most especially for this forthcoming national convention, we need your support in all ramifications for the success of it,” he added. 

The President of AOIYEO , Commandant Isaac  David appreciated the visit and promised to defend the rights of Nigerian students and the youth in general.

He reiterated that though the Jos incident was one of the many we have done, and assured that AOIYEO at all times will stand for the voiceless. 

“Our stand for the youth and the Abuja natives can never be compromised,” he stressed.

Commandant Isaac pledged the support of AOIYEO to assist NANS in its forthcoming National Convention.