By Faith Igbudu
Comr. Pillar Romans, a Benue indigene has emerged the President of West African Students’ Union (WASU), covering both Anglophone and Francophone countries.
Secretary of WASU electoral committee, Comr. Gideon Obande, presented the president elect to the Benue State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar in a courtesy call in his office at the ministry’s headquarters in Makurdi.
He intimated the commissioner on the rigours the Nigerian students of the union had to go through to emerge victorious and the support they got at various junctures.
Responding, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar, who said the state was proud of the noble feat, described Pillar Romans as a good mobiliser who will ascend greater leadership roles.
“I will like to thank God that West Africa is coming together because of students. In the colonial days, students were the most important people that fought colonialism. The grown up people were afraid but students were strong. It seems to me that we have come to that era were students were used to unite West Africa.
“Let me specifically congratulate Pillar Romans. He is a very intelligent Nigerian student, very courageous, very humble and I see a great future of uniting not only students but the whole of West Africa in future,” he said.