Give us university, Okun students beg FG

The National Association of Okun Students (NAOS) has appealed to the federal government to establish a university in Okunland.
According to, the appeal was contained in a statement signed by the national president of NAOS, Comrade Ajagun Opeyemi Samuel.
The statement said that the appeal was part of their commitment to make sure development come to Okunland.
“In our numerous open letters and articles, the interest of Okunland has been our priority.
This time around, our agitation will be based on what will be of benefits to students, upcoming and future generations “Recently, we described the position of Okunland as being in the midst of plenty but still lacking.
Okunland is blessed with over 300 professors and scholars of various categories yet nothing to show for it educationally,” they said.
The students lamented that out of the three senatorial districts of Kogi state, Okunland of Kogi West doesn’t have a university located in her territory.
The intending and prospective students of the higher institution of learning now travel long distances to secure admission, which adversely affect educational development in Okunland.
“All we need to salvage our education from dying is a standard university.
Yes, it is long and rightly deserving because we have all its takes to own a university in Okunland.
“Okunland possess the human and material resources, hundreds of scholar, large land mass and willing sons and daughters to establish an educational institutions in Okunland.
The students called on citizens of Okunland, the political class, successful businessmen and women, religion institutions and all concerned indigenes to join hands together to make this achievable.
In addition, they appealed to the government of President Muhammad Buhari and National Universities Commission to assist Okunland to make this dream a reality.
“In fact, we wish it could be the only thing the president, through Kogi state governor and elected representatives could do for us to be forever grateful.

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