A student of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Abdulrahman Ismail Diri, has been nominated to represent Kebbi South senatorial district of the National Students’ Parliament.
Prior to his nomination, Abdulrahman, 300L student of Physics, who hails from Sakaba local government area of Kebbi State, was the secretary-general of the National Union of Kebbi state student (NUKESS).
In a letter dated 25th July and signed by the senator representing Kebbi south in the Green Chamber, Sen. Bala Ibn Na’allah, Abdulrahman was nominated to represent the district in the parliament to be inaugurated September.
Elated, Abdulrahman could not contain the joy of being nominated into the parliament. He said the nomination would be the peak of his student unionism. He, therefore, reiterated his commitment to serving students of his constituency better.
“I feel quite happy, being in the national parliament, of course, is the highest position that any student unionists would like to hold or be nominated.
I believe the nomination is a call to service, Kebbi south students would definitely be academically and morally represented. I was born and bred in Kebbi south, I understand my people and will represent them as humanly demanded.”
Speaking on how he intends to represent his district, Abdulrahman said he would continue to ensure that assistance are given to indigent students in his district. He noted that there would be an open representation to ensure fairness and accountability which would give everyone in the district a sense of belonging.
His words: “As a student representative, I believe academic assistance in the zone must be prioritised. As a national executive in the National union of kebbi state students, we fought for the sponsorship of last academic session and my zone was among the beneficiaries. Any academic issues raised by students from my Zone will be treated with urgency.
I will ensure an open governance after our inauguration by the National Assembly, there will be a channel to keep kebbi south students updated. They will be aware of activities going on in the parliament in order to build their consciousness. By doing so, they would know how they are governed and represented”
While enjoining students to stay dedicated and committed to their studies, he implored them to get involved in governance wherever they are.