From Sola Ojo, Kaduna
The newly inaugurated president of the National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS), Comrade Anidi Samuel, said on Thursday that the association will only support applicants who have a proven track record of supporting and carrying out educational projects in their positions. previous public elections at both the state and federal levels in the 2023 general election.
Anidi, a banking and finance student from Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe-Oghara, took over the leadership of NAPS from Adekanbi Sunday, a chemical engineering student from Kaduna Polytechnic.
Anidi and his other executive member were inaugurated by Rector of Kaduna Polytechnic, Dr. Suleiman Umar, represented by Director of Polytechnic Advancement Branch, Dr. Aliyu Ibrahim at a summit/ceremony of Leadership Inauguration hosted by NAPS in partnership with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on the theme: “The Role of Student Leaders in Addressing Illicit Drugs in Higher Education Institutions” held at Civil Engineering Theater Hall, Kaduna Polytechnic.
In an interview, Anidi told the Daily Sun that his leaders will work on the issue of drug use and drug abuse among his comrades to complement the efforts of the authorities charged with this responsibility.
According to him, “What NAPS will do under my leadership is examine the credibility of those we will be voting into public office at the state and federal levels by 2023. in supporting and carrying out effective projects in our communities will be our goal by the grace of God.
“As a non-partisan association, we will look at those who have had a positive impact on the education sector regardless of their political platforms. This time around, our policy will be strictly based on the track records of people who have already led and delivered adequately for our constituency which is the student constituency.
“On the issue of drugs, I will advise my people to abstain from using or abusing drugs, because abstinence is best for them. try because it does not end well. We should imitate the good people.
“We will continue to educate ourselves and we hope this will also contribute to the efforts of those who have the responsibility to tackle the problems of drug use and abuse, in particular with regard to young people,” he said. he declares.
Rector, Dr. Suleiman Umar, pictured. Y Director, Polytechnic Advancement Branch, Dr . Aliyu Ibrahim, however, warned students against peer pressure and social status which can lead them to drugs as Kaduna Polytechnic has zero tolerance for drugs.
“Let me repeat to all of you that Kaduna Polytechnic has zero tolerance for drugs. We have measures in place as we work with security agencies to ensure that vices are controlled in and around from the Ecole Polytechnique.
“We will now take it upon ourselves to check why some students lower their grades. If your friend is on drugs and you don’t want to confront them, go to student affairs and report to the principal. So, as leaders, live by a good example, embrace dialogue when there is a grievance so that together we can build the Nigeria of our dream,” he advised.
Earlier, the Director General of Kaduna State Bureau for Drug Abuse, Prevention and Treatment (KADBUSA), Dr. Joseph Maigari warned Nigerian students against experimenting with drugs.
“As student leaders, you need to let your colleagues know that drugs destroy lives. They must not experience it at all because it will lead them into muddy water from which it will be difficult to get out.