The national body of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has criticised its Ogun State Chairman, Tomiwa Bamgbose, for condemning both the Federal and the Ogun State governments over the closure of schools to curtail the spread of Coronavirus pandemic .
NANS,describing his statement as reckless, said it has dissociated itself from the “outburst” of Bamgbose.
It was also learnt that Bamgbose had condemned the decision of the Federal and the State governments to shut down schools, saying the decision was “not the right step to take.”
He was also quoted to have said he was not in support of the government’s action because the deadly Coronavirus disease was not widespread in Nigeria, compared to countries like Italy and Spain.
In reacting to his statement, the National Public Relations Officer of NANS, Comrade Azeez Adeyemi, said the Association is dissociating itself from the Ogun State Chairman’s position, which he said was a “reckless talk.”
Adeyemi said Bamgbose was only expressing his personal opinion, which he has the right to do and not speaking on behalf of the entire students’ community in the State and the country at large.
Adeyemi however, said that, “we in NANS want to emphatically say that his position is not the general view of the students community in the State neither is it the general opinion of the national body of NANS in the country.”
As part of his reactions, the NANS national PRO said: “We, therefore, urge all the students in the country, the Federal and the Ogun State government to disregard this reckless statement as it does not represent the general opinion of students in Nigeria.
Adeyemi therefore called Bamgbose to order and warned him to desist from making unguarded statements that could throw the nation into chaos.