Friday, June 7, 2013

NANS to stop sales of Fan Milk products in all campuses across the country


THE National Association of Nigerian Students,NANS, with its Oyo State chapter (Joint Campus Committee, Oyo-axis) has enjoined FAN MILK PLC to stop the sales of all its products in all campuses across the country due to the environmental pollution being caused by the company and its resultant severe health threat to the students of the Federal Cooperative College, Ibadan.

In a statement signed by Comrades Salawu Tirimisiu Lekan and Ismail Taiwo, Vice Chairman and Public Relation Officer (P.R.O) NANS\JCC, Oyo State respectively, the body said, “The almost 50-years-old company has been discharging environmental hazardous waste to the stream which passed through the Federal Cooperative College, Ibadan towards Benjamin Street of Eleyele.”

Speaking to DailyPost correspondent, Comrade Salawu said, the association will be mobilising 1000 students to protest at the company’s gate on Tuesday.

He added that the students’ body had tried many times, without any response from FAN MILK PLC, to compel them to have a modern waste disposal.

He emphasised that if their protest does not yield any good result on Tuesday, the body would be forced to stop the distribution and sales of FAN MILK PLC products in all campuses across the country.

Read the full text of the statement below:

Arising from the environmental pollution being caused by FAN MILK PLC and its resultant severe health threat to the students of Federal Cooperative College, Ibadan, the umbrella body of the entire students in Oyo State NANS/JCC, Oyo State Axis has resolved to embark on serious campaign aimed at stop the sales of all FAN MILK products in all campuses across the country.


It should be noted that for almost fifty years now FAN MILK PLC has been discharging an environmentalhazardous waste to the stream which passed through Federal Cooperative College, Ibadan towards Benjamin Street of Eleyele.

The Students Union of the institution has also tried for many years to bring an end to this bad odour which has responsible for various outbreak of diseases on the campus ranging from typhoid to hepatitis but all their efforts are always being scuttled by this environmental unfriendly company.

To our best understanding, a company as buoyant as FAN MILK should be able to cater for an appropriate waste disposal while discharging their Corporate Social Responsibility from time to time but the reverse is the case. The company has been using divide and rule tactics as well as security personnel to threat the students whenever they were asked to clean-up their environmental mess.

We hereby call on FAN MILK to respect the popular wish of students by start the building of a covered tunnel as politely requested by the Students Union of the institution that will be transporting the waste out of Federal Cooperative College in a bid to reduce the presumed poisonous odour.

Should FAN MILK fail to meet the deadline of the students as stipulated; NANS has concluded plan to stage a 1000 students mass warning protest at FAN MILK premises on Tuesday, 11th June, 2013 and after which we would begin a mass campaign against the company products in all campuses across Nigeria. FAN MILK cannot continue making life difficult for students of Federal Cooperative College, Ibadan and still be expecting sales on Nigeria campuses.

Long live NANS!
Long live Oyo State!
Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria!

Signed,
Salawu Tirimisiu Lekan Ismail Taiwo
Vice Chairman Public Relation Officer. (P.R.O)

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