Ekiti students march against cultism


Students of tertiary institutions in Ekiti State under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Students/Joint Campus Committee (NANS/JCC), on Monday, held a peaceful protest against cultism in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

Those in attendance in the protest dubbed “Walk Against Cultism’’, were, students of the Ekiti State University; Federal University, Oye-Ekiti; the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti; and other affiliated tertiary institutions

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. In his address, Mr. Olanrewaju expressed regret at the terror unleashed on some campuses by cult groups, especially the gruesome murder of six youths in Ikere- Ekiti, on April 18 during a cult clash, while advising the students to shun all social vices, as it doesn’t add value to life.

He noted that NANS was battle-ready to stop the shedding of innocent blood on campuses and to restore sanity into the system.

In his remarks, General Secretary in the axis, Sikiru Aderibigbe, said the peaceful protest was part of NANS’ mandate to adding value to the lives of Ekiti students and to those of campuses.