NANS, NAISS Want “Rochas” As Uzodinma’s Students’ Affairs:
National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), and its Imo counterpart, the National Association of Imo Students (NAISS) have both requested the Imo state’s governor Hope Uzodinma to consider the appointment of one of their own who has been his major students mobilizer as his Special Adviser on Students’ Affairs in the state.
Both students’ groups therefore called on the governor to consider Comrade Ogbonna Collins who is popularly known as “FUTOROCHAS” to be the governor’s liaison for students’ affairs, as according to them, Ogbonna has paid his dues in students unionism and would bring to the table his experiences in ensuring harmonious relationship between the government of Uzodinma and Imo students.
According to a statement released earlier to journalists and copied to this medium, the NANS Zone B Ex-Coordinator, Comr. OKEREKE Godson (Bishop) urged Uzodinma not to tow the line of the former governor whom he said ignored such a sensitive position in his cabinet, thereby dismembered a greater number of youths scattered across campuses in Imo state and beyond.
“Your appointment as Special Assistant by your boss governor whom you have served fervently will be to the advantage of all Imo Students and will help strengthen Aluta Unionism in our tertiary institutions in the state.
“I want to congratulate you, dear Comrade Ogbonna for standing tall all this while in your belief, service and loyalty to the Senator. You remained even when so many left and today, the great reward of serving in the governor’s cabinet as his Liaison in Students Affairs would be of great advantage to Governor Uzodinma”, he proposed.
In their own recommendation via a statement in Owerri, NAISS through its Spokesperson, Comr. Ejike PraiseGod said the Governor should consider the likes of FUTOROCHAS in his administration owing to his “commitment, loyalty and experience in struggle”, adding that students in Imo understand Rochas and can hear his heart beats when it’s necessary.
He urged Uzodinma to reward Imo Students by carrying them along in his government by also appointing “Rochas” as one of their very own in his yet to be announced cabinet of Shared prosperity.
It would be recalled that Comrade Ogbonna Collins as Director, Students Affairs and one of the foot soldiers in the Senator Hope Uzodinma’s campaign team nearly lost his life in the hands of thugs loyal to the AA gubernatorial candidate, Mr. Uche Nwosu the day President Buhari visited Owerri, the Imo State’s capital in 2019 supporting Uzodinma.
Ogbonna had served at FUTO Student Union Government (SUG), NAISS and NANS students hierarchy of unionism having been PRO – NAISS from 2013 to 2015; member of NANS Joint Campus Committee in 2016; FUTO SUG PRO in 2015/2016; Acting SUG President in FUTO in February, 2017 which led the famous Anti Fee Hike and Poor Welfare Condition at the Institution then.
Also, Comrade Ogbonna was once a NANS Zone B delegate 2016; the PRO of Orluzurumee Youth Assembly from 2018 till date as well as SA Students and Social Media to Rep Goodluck Nana Opiah.(Ex member OHAJI/EGBEMA,OGUTA,ORU WEST Federal Constituency,APEX Leader APC ORLU Zone)