NANS calls for removal of Ogun Customs boss

Chinazor Megbolu

The National Association of Nigerian Students, (NANS) has called for the removal of the Ogun State Controller of Customs, Mr Michael Agbara in order to put an end to constant killing of students.

NANS in collaboration with the National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS) in a statement signed by the National Vice President, NANS, Mr Ojo Raymond and the National President, #NAOSS, Mr Gbemileke Ogunrombi on Monday, issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Comptroller General, NSC, Colonel Hameed Ali (rtd) for the immediate removal of Agbara or face the full wrath of the entire students in Nigeria.

The unions in the statement, further threatened to defy the lockdown order of both the Federal and Ogun State governments due to Covid-19 pandemic to organise students across the country in a protest to occupy the NSC Command in the State until he’s removed.

According the statement, “we want to assure the NSC Comptroller General, Hameed Ali, that this is not an empty threat. If the Ogun State Controller of the NSC, Michael Agbara, is not removed before Monday, May 18, the entire students across the country will mobilise en masse and occupy the headquarters of the State Command of the NSC”.

The student bodies lamented the incessant killings of students and other residents of various Ogun State border communities in the name of fighting smugglers.

“We are not asking the men of the Nigerian Customs Service not to do their job, but we don’t want the killings of our people all in the name of fighting smugglers.

“The way in which the men of the Nigerian Customs Service discharge their duties in Ogun State is not only reckless but also dangerous.

“We have explored all available means of cautioning the officials of the State NCS but they have continued to perpetrate this evil. It high time your men stopped this inhumane treatment on our people,” the associations said.

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