NANS goes head to head with DSS, to storm UNILAG tomorrow


The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has issued a stern response to the Department of State Services (DSS) and is set to stage a protest at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) tomorrow.

NANS emphasized that the DSS should not impede students’ exercise of their fundamental right to protest, which is universally recognized as a human right. Giwa Temitope, the National Public Relations Officer of the union, made this stance clear.

This response comes in the wake of a statement from the DSS, alleging that certain politicians were mobilizing student leaders for a potentially violent protest against the Federal Government on socioeconomic issues. Peter Afunanya, the spokesperson for the security agency, conveyed this information on Monday.

Last week, it was reported that the Student Solidarity Group Against Fee Hike intended to protest against a fee increase at the University of Lagos on September 6, 2023.

NANS cited the UNILAG management’s failure to uphold the agreement reached during a meeting with student leaders on August 2 as the reason behind this planned protest. They have determined that the protest will continue until the university management reverses the fee hike.

In July 2023, UNILAG raised fees from N19,000 to N190,250 for medical students, and for courses requiring laboratory and studio use, the fee was increased to N140,250.


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