The newly elected executive members of the Niger Delta Students Union Government have been sworn -in at a colourful ceremony in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
The event which took place at the Cocoa conference of the Governor’s office was attended by students from different institutions.
In his speech at the event, the National President of NIDSUG, Idowu Ayemobuwa popularly known as “Hero”, promised to use his office to look into the welfare of the students.
According to him, all efforts must be geared towards giving students of the region adequate attention through scholarship and bursary.
He commended President Bola Tinubu for approving 5 billion naira fund to each of the 36 states of Nigeria and the FCT, to cushion the effects of the removal of petrol subsidy.
He however urged state governors to ensure that the fund is judiciously used.
Ayemobuwa said, “We as a students body welcome the decision of President Bola Tinubu to give N5 billon to each of the 36 states.
“The step is not only commendable, but will go a long way in cushioning the effects of petrol subsidy on the people.
“President Tinubu must ensure that the fund is properly used to ameliorate the sufferings of the people who are badly affected by the policy”.
He also appealed to Mr. President Tinubu to construct new refineries and repair moribund ones.
“The president should not hesitate to ensure that all refineries work. If the refineries are working, I am very sure that the price of petrol will come down. This is the only way people will enjoy his government.
“He should also give attention to the power sector which is in comatose.
“Once, the power sector is fixed, half of our problems is solved because electricity is key to the development of any sector”.
Ayemobuwa also flayed the under development being experienced in the oil producing communities in the Niger Delta region.
He lamented that successive governments have neglected and abandoned the region in the scheme of things
“The Niger Delta region is under developed, it is sad,that past governments have failed to give priority to environmental pollution, sea incursion and other issues affecting the region.
Other members of the new executive sworn-in are: Sunday Igbiri, Secretary, Oluwajuwon Ojatula, Assistant General Secretary, Bankole Omolaja, Vice President, Isaac Igor, Director of Contact and Mobilisation, Femiola Dauda among others.
Highpoint of the event was the presentation of certificates to the new executive members.