An Open Letter To The Student Union Government

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE STUDENTS UNION GOVERNMENT

BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE

Students unionism should be a preparatory platform aimed at showcasing prospective leaders in various spheres of National Leadership in the nearest future.

Unfortunately, some student leaders across our varsities have been bedevilled by selfishness, self-centeredness and ego.

This letter is aimed at reminding Student leaders at all levels to endeavour to make a positive impact in the lives of the students they are representing.

Posterity will be kind to Students leaders who imprinted their names on the sands of time by Impacting on the students positively.

The University authorities should from time to time audit the account of the Students Union.

Accountability and responsiveness must be made to bear in the purse of Students leaders, the era of perfidy and wasteful spending must end.

Students Leadership should use the money received on behalf of the students to Award Scholarships, provide grants and loans to the enterprising Students.

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Students leaders must understand that power is transient and therefore must resist the temptation of lording themselves over the students but rather become the ideal servant leaders which true Leadership entails.

The Executives of the Students Union Government and Students leaders at all levels must endeavour to act and write their names.

Before it is too late: SUG can Financially empower the needy Students, open business centres which Students can work in, secure places of industrial attachment for the students and promote the welfare of Students while ensuring accountability.

ABOUT THE WRITER

©Amb. Timothy Nwachukwu is a 3rd year law student in Nnamdi Azikiwe University and the Executive Director, Youth Advocates For Peace Justice And Empowerment Network (YAPJEN) and can be reached via;

[email protected] or 08097311499.

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