NANS calls for inclusion of students in conditional cash transfer

National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) has asked that students be included in the Federal government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program.

Sunday Asefon, the president said this in a New Year message he sent to newsmen.

Another great issue of importance to us in 2021 shall be advocacy to have indigent tertiary institution students on the Federal Government Conditional Cash Transfer programme. This, we believe, will go a long way in assisting the active demography of our population. This also must be seen as an investment in the future.

“The students have been marginalised in the various programmes of government towards combating the harsh economic realities but we believe that students can also be considered in all these intervention programmes without altering the budgets.

“Since this intervention will be aimed at indigent students and carried out with the assistance of tertiary institution managements, it will be easy to manage.”

He said NANS will design and launch an e-platform where students can report cases of sexual harassment, wrongfully suspension and all other vices in the new year.

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