STUDENTS THREATEN MASS ACTION OVER FUEL PRICE HIKE

Written by on September 8, 2020

IN A SWIFT REACTION THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN STUDENTS (NANS) ANNOUNCED ON SUNDAY THAT IT HAS COMMENCED HIGH LEVEL CONSULTATIONS WITH RELEVANT CIVIC ORGANISATIONS AND BODIES WITH A VIEW TO FORCING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO RESCIND ITS DECISION ON INCREMENTS INTRODUCED RECENTLY ON SOME ESSENTIAL SERVICES.

NANS VICE PRESIDENT OJO RAYMOND, IN A STATEMENT RELEASED IN ABUJA ON SUNDAY, ACCUSED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF BEING INSENSITIVE TO THE PLIGHT OF NIGERIANS, PARTICULARLY AT A PERIOD WHEN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS AFFECTED PEOPLES’ SOURCES OF LIVELIHOOD.

HE PETITIONED PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI THAT NIGERIANS ARE UNHAPPY WITH THE INCREASE IN THE PRICE OF FUEL, ELECTRICITY TARIFFS, CABLE TV SUBSCRIPTIONS, AND OTHER ‘ANTI-PEOPLE POLICIES’ WHICH HAS RESULTED IN THE COMMENSURATE INCREASE IN PRICES OF OTHER ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES.

THE STUDENT BODY REMINDED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT THEY MET THE PUMP PRICE OF PETROL AT N87 AND ADVISED THAT THE GOVERNMENT REVERSE IT TO N100 PER LITRE TO ENABLE CITIZENS COPE WITH THEIR DAILY OBLIGATIONS.


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