“Let Politics be Without Partisanship & Sentiments”- NUJ advises Student Unionists

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Nelson A.Osuala [4 January 2016] Alhaji Lawal Saidu, the correspondent Chapel Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Katsina State chapter, has advised students not to allow politicians rape your conscience with material gifts in the guise of fulfilling their inordinate political desires. Alhaji Lawal Saidu, gave the advise on Wednesday while receiving the National President of the Katsina State Students’ Union government, who paid the chapel a courtesy visit in Katsina together with his Comrades. Alhaji Saidu lamented over the future of Students Unionism, alleging regrettably that some students’ leaders had 'thrown decorum to the dogs, by involving in partisan politics, a development which questioned their credibility'. In his words: “Students union leaders have now become willing tools in the hands of some mischievous politicians, who use them to attack their opponents. “As the leaders of tomorrow, students union leaders should be honest and respectable while leading their colleagues. “We hereby advise students to take the path of honour and avoid open support of desperate politicians that use money to drag the reputation of students in the mud,”. The chairman pledged an undivided support for students through adequate counselling and publicity of the Union's activities to the outside world. However, the National President of the Katsina State Students’ Union, Alhaji Mohammed Funtua,while commenting on the role of the media in politics, gave kudos to journalists in the country for being the voice of the masses of students and citizens as well as the last hope of the poor man. For him, “The press in Nigeria deserves a pat on the back for protecting democracy and the rights of the less privileged. “We are ready to partner with the men of the media profession in order to achieve our desired goals,” he said. Source: Vanguard Nelson A.Osuala
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