The students deemed the campaign necessary based on a need to rid the society of criminal acts.
The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has taken its campaign on the need to rid tertiary institutions of violent acts and insecurity to campuses in Ondo State.
The rally which kicked off from the gates of the Federal University of Technology, FUTA, Akure terminated at the popular Oja-Oba Market in the Ondo capital.
Armed with leaflets, the students openly campaigned against violent tendencies in the nation’s universities. They also preached to the passersby on the need to embrace peace to sustain the nascent democracy in the country.
Addressing the gathering, NANS Vice President External Affairs, Asemota Peculiar, said the rally became necessary based on a need to rid the society of criminal acts.
Ms. Asemota, who represented NANS National President at the rally, commended the declaration of state of emergency in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa States.
She said the decision taken by President Goodluck Jonathan was a step in the right direction, adding that it would go a long way in reducing the menace of Boko Haram insurgent sin the affected states.
“We have decided to take this campaign to campuses in order to reduce violent acts among students.” she said
Similarly, NANS Financial Secretary, Timileyin Ayenuro, said with the 2015 National Elections approaching, there is need to sensitise students on not allowing themselves be used to destabilize the polity.
Mr. Ayenuro added that the campaign would be moved to other tertiary institutions in Ondo State to ensure that students behave well.
“Students have become useful tools in the hands of politicians who use them to achieve their selfish agenda. In view of this, we have decided to educate our colleagues on the need to shun thuggery, cultism and other social vices.” he said.
Mr. Ayenuro also lauded the Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko, on the peaceful co-existence of the residents in the state.