Ekiti Students Protest Against Cultism
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Students of tertiary institutions in Ekiti State held a peaceful protest against cultism in Ado-Ekiti on Monday.
The protest was held under the umbrella of the National Association of Nigerian Students/Joint Campus Committee (NANS/JCC).
Students of the Ekiti State University; Federal University, Oye-Ekiti; the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti; and those other affiliated schools were in attendance.
Tagged “Walk Against Cultism’’, the protest started at the popular Old Garage in Ado-Ekiti through Okeyinmi Area to Fajuyi Park, where the Chairman of NANS/JCC, Ekiti Axis, Felix Olanrewaju, addressed the students.
Mr Olanrewaju expressed regret at the carnage unleashed on some campuses by cult groups, especially the gruesome murder of six youths in Ikere- Ekiti, on April 18 during a cult clash.
The chairman said that NANS was battle-ready to stop the shedding of innocent blood on campuses and to restore sanity into the system.
“Joining cultism seems to be a good option for some Nigerian students, but any student whose mindset is configured to achieving goals will shun that path,’’ Mr Olanrewaju said.
He added that cultism has never been a good choice and that it adds no value to life but rather reduces the cultists’ quality of life.
The chairman stressed that one of the major disasters that should be avoided in a student’s life is cultism.