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Nigerians React as 45-year-old Civil Servant Emerges NANS President

Posted on the 04 December 2020 by Naijapary

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has elected Sunday Asefon as its new President amid a convention that was characterized by chaos and violence in Abuja.

The convention held on Thursday, December 3 at the old parade ground in the Federal Capital Territory.

Asefon, a civil servant with the Ekiti State Government, got 155 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Olushola Oladoja, who scored 100 votes.

The 45-year old, said to be a Postgraduate student of Ekiti State University, replaces Bamidele Akpan.

The new NANS president was Federation of Ekiti State Students' Union (FESSU's) National President in 2010 and the NANS Zone D Coordinator in 2013.

His emergence has been received with heavy criticism on social media as many are of the opinion that a student body should be headed by a 'really young person'.

See some reactions below:

Lol. Meet Grandpa Sunday Asefon, the newly elected NANS President. This man should be in his 50s. How do you expect this old man to lead any fruitful struggle?


- Afolabi Alawode OFR (@AlawodeAfolabii) December 4, 2020

It's only in Nigeria that a 45 years old civil servant is Elected President of the Students leadership.

Buhari is not the only problem we have. We need a new toast of orientation. #NANS #EndSARS

- Osuka Sam mike. C (@osuka_c) December 4, 2020

This new NANS President looks older than Sunday Dare sha.

- Ademuyiwa Adebola (@iam_ademuyiwa) December 4, 2020

Our new NANS President.

This man is older than Governor Seyi Makinde

- Akin Akinwale (@mrlurvy) December 4, 2020

BREAKING: 43yrs old PGD student of EKSU, Asefon Sunday, emerges NANS President.

The moment you realize that a youth can't even win NANS Presidency.

So much for posturing.

- DEMAGOGUE PhD.senior advocat (@von_Bismack) December 4, 2020

Heard a 43 years old has been elected NANS President. That's twice the age I was elected NANS President on 22 November 1990.

How can a man in midlife crisis fight students causes?

Nigeria is a parody!

- Great Oracle (@AbdulMahmud01) December 4, 2020

Behold you new NANS President in 4 frames

- Great Oracle (@AbdulMahmud01) December 4, 2020

This new NANS President will grow to become YDP Candidate in 2023 Presidential election.

Greatest Gba Gba !!

- Akin Akinwale (@mrlurvy) December 4, 2020

Asefon, 43, President NANS was NANS Coordinator Zone D in 2013 while a student of Ekiti State University, EKSU.

2020, he is still a student of EKSU.

7 years after!

- Great Oracle (@AbdulMahmud01) December 4, 2020

I know Asefon as NANS coordinator when I was in 300L in EKSU.I graduated 6 years ago and the guy is still parading himself as a student.

- AkinAde (@akinyooyeadekun) December 4, 2020


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