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NANS demand closure of Enugu university as strange illness kills many students



By Sola Omoniyi, Lagos

There are growing concerns over the mysterious death of students of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) Agbani.

Sources in the institution hinted that many students have died under mysterious circumstances within the last few weeks, prompting a demand by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) for the immediate shutdown of the school.

According to a statement obtained by Congress News correspondent, “Call to shut down Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) immediately,” the students lamented the poor situation of the school clinic.

The statement which was signed by the coordinator of NANS, Zone F, south-east, Comrade Chidi Nzekwe, reads in parts:

The leadership of National Association of Nigerian Students NANS Zone F- Southeast, expresses our deepest concern and utmost dismay over the frequent and tragic death of our students in Enugu state university of science and technology (ESUT).

“Our investigations have shown a high level of negligence on the part of the school administration, ranging from non-functional student clinics, which is a major factor for the unfortunate death of our students.

“In the light of these disturbing findings, the leadership of NANS Zone F has taken the decision to order the immediate shutdown of the institution from tomorrow being 24th of August 2023, till further notice.

“This action is necessary to allow us to engage in extensive meetings with relevant stakeholders, including the university management, medical experts, security agencies and student representatives.

Failure to shutdown the institution with immediate effect, we will be compelled to escalate our actions and the university management should get ready to contend with the armless battalion army of Nigerian students in the zone.

The leadership of NANS Zone F is committed to protecting the rights and welfare of Nigerian students.

“We will not stand idly while the lives and welfare of our students are endangered, as we seek for a quick intervention to this crisis, we urge all our students in ESUT to return back to their respective homes where they will be safe till further notice.” It added

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