The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has dismissed claims that it is supporting a planned protest against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).


On Wednesday, the EFCC raised alarm about a “shadowy group” planning a protest aimed at resisting its operations.

The commission said the group has been “actively campaigning on social media, recruiting impressionable young Nigerians including students.

Reacting via a statement, Lucky Emonefe, NANS president, berated the group for “attempting to manipulate students” for their benefit.


Emonefe expressed his support for EFCC and its mission while lauding their efforts in “restoring Nigeria’s integrity”.

“We strongly condemn the attempt to use students by these shadowy groups to intimidate the EFCC and distract it from its vital mission of ridding the country of corruption,” he said.

“Nigerian students and NANS stand in full support of the EFCC and its mandate to combat economic and financial crimes.


“We recognise the significant impact of the Commission’s work in restoring Nigeria’s integrity and ensuring a secure future for all citizens.

“We are ready to play our part in supporting the Commission and ensuring that Nigeria’s reputation is restored and preserved on the global stage.”

Emonefe further urged students to be careful and avoid being used by the group to distract the EFCC from its mission.

Parents, guardians, and educational institutions were also advised to be wary of the group’s “manipulative ways”.


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