From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
The new National President-elect of National Association of Kogi State Students (NAKOSS), Comrade Omeiza Moses Audu (aka (Troy), has pledged to foster unity among the students and also make their welfare a top priority of his administration.
Audu made the pledge in a statement after he was declared the winner of the National NAKOSS Presidential election 2018/2019 Session, held at Township stadium at the weekend in Lokoja.
He said; ”Permit me to use this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to fulfil all our campaign promises of Reforming, Reinstating and Rebranding Kogi students tagged: “ReKOGInisingStudents.
“This is geared towards enhance harmonious working relationship and friendship among Kogi students in all tertiary institutions across the globe for greater opportunity, leadership and capacity development.
“Quality welfare for students, reunification of Kogi students both at home and in the diaspora, human capacity development, building a community of enlightened, purposeful and resourceful NAKOSS and a befitting National Secretariat are our priorities.
“In addition, we shall continue to collaborate with the state government and security agencies to ensure adequate security of our students and safety of lives and property in our campuses and the state at large,” Audu stated.
Audu expressed his gratitude to God, and commended all Kogi students and presidents of various Local chapter of NAKOSS in tertiary institutions in the state and those who traveled from various states across the country for the purpose of the convention.
He commended the immediate past National NAKOSS Executive, led by the outgoing President, Comrade Ahmed Shehu Seme, for their efforts and commitments in addressing the plight of Kogi students while in office.
Audu also commended the efforts of the state government for the peaceful conduct of the election by ensuring adequate security for and for the recent increment of NAKOSS Bursary Allowance with about 300 per cent.
The President-elect applauded all the officials of Kogi State Government especially the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Hon Sanni Salisu Ogu; the Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Engr Abubakar Ohere; the DG Protocol, Abdulkareem Asuku.
Others include the Commissioner for Works, Lands and Housing, Engr Abubakar Sadiq, the Chief of Staff to the Governor; Hon Edward Onoja; the state Deputy Governor, elder Simon Achuba and the Hon Speaker of Kogi House of Assembly, Prince Matthew Kolawole.
“We also commend the efforts and commitment of the Electoral Committee for their neutrality and for giving a level play ground for all aspirants by conducting a free, fair and credible election. All other stakeholders in particular, the Leader, Faruk Mazai for proper coordination.
“In the past, students elections were most times associated with intimidation and violence, but this particular election was peaceful because the will of the students have prevailed.