By Akin-Ademola Emmanuel
The publisher of Saharareporters and the convener of #RevoluionNow, Comrade Omoyele Sowore on Friday, in a student-leadership summit expressed his disappointment on the laxity and the ineptitude that had eaten deep into the fabric of students’ unionism.
He disclosed his displeasure at the Akure Leadership Crusade held at the Ondo State Library Hall on Friday.
Sowore further elucidated his points by referring to the past students’ struggles that had yielded results.
The 2019 Presidential candidate made reference to the anglo-pact defence in 1962 and other ground-shaking movements in respect to the fact that the government remains for the people.
While expressing his deep dissatisfaction, he said: ” I am highly disappointed in the students because no one knows who’s in charge of Nigeria as we speak, and youths and students are failing the society because we need you more.”
Comrade Ojo Aderemi, a Guest speaker and former Student Union President at the University of Ibadan spoke extensively on dynamic leadership of 21st century and factors for a saner clime of democracy.
He quoted Matthew Kukah who said “corruption cannot be solved by moral indoctrination, rather by data mining..” and also shed light on recent and past movement of people that culminated into the progress of the society.
During the summit, students were allowed to ask questions and were given succinct answers as per risks involved in students’ activism and the need for revolution.
The program themed “A Quest for Leadership: a Struggle in Students Unionism” which was conveyed by Akingbondere Tunde and other members of Eagle’s squad AAUA.
The event was graced by guest speakers in the person of Omoyele Sowore, Ojo Aderemi, Kayode Bello, Olawale B. Bakare, among others and anchored by a multimedia journalist, Ikulajolu Adesola.
The Eagles squad AAUA which is a leadership group for encouraging non violent movements towards justice and social change in the society also expressed their relishing moment with great speakers who gave their time to educate younger generations on students’ activism.