The National Association of Polytechnic Students has distanced itself from a planned protest by some students against the nation’s Service Chiefs and has instead thrown its weight behind the military’s top hierarchy.
Speaking on behalf of the group at a press conference on Thursday, the National President, Sunday Asuku, said NAPS came to this conclusion after a series of meeting with security experts both within and outside Nigeria.
According to Comrade Asuku, the students resolved that the sack of the Service Chiefs is not the practical solution to insecurity, but intergovernmental and multidimensional support.
NAPS emphasised that it is only interested in a safe and secured Nigeria, but misinterpreted in its quest to seek an end to insecurity.
The polytechnic students assured that itheywill never be party to any move capable of undermining the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, but rather support the government to actualise her set agenda.
It, however, urged the National Assembly, tradition rulers, community leaders, institutions, ministries, stakeholders, departments and agencies to commence inter agency synergy building in all aspects.
NAPS extended the call to all Nigerians to support the “government and the security chiefs in their continued and concerted effort towards protecting our territorial Integrity and aide civil obedience.”