June 23, 2024

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NANS rejects new petrol price, demands Buhari’s resignation

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The National Association of Nigerian Students (Zone D) has
rejected the new pump price of petrol announced by the Federal
Government from N148 to N151.56k per liter.
Coordinator of NANS (Zone D), Kowe Odunayo Amos, in a
statement on Wednesday described the increment as punishment
to Nigerians given the prevailing economic hardship in the country
due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
NANS in the statement demanded President Muhammadu Buhari
and his cabinet members to reverse the pump price or resign
immediately.
According to the statement, “We find it most embarrassing to read
of the increment in the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) to
N163. This is in addition to the 300% increment in electricity tariff.
It is on record that this same President Buhari and his anti-people
government increased stamp duty; devalued the Naira to the extent
that a dollar is almost N500 now.
“No doubt, this government has worsened all the crises it has
inherited from the last administration. In fact, the Buhari
government is a clear example that we the students must go back
to our revolutionary days as we cannot continue to lament. Today,
education underfunding has become a norm, healthcare under the
pandemic is undergoing cuts officially from government at all
levels while the rich run to private hospitals and dash abroad
through chartered flights leaving the plebeains to self-medicate.
“As an association, we hereby declare that the Buhari government
should all resign or immediately do the following; reverse petrol
price to N97, and stop deregulation of the Oil Sector. Stop the
devaluation of the naira now. Increase budgetary allocations to
education to 35%. Return to the old stamp duty price now.
“Give 500% increment to healthcare budget to reflect the pandemic
era. Pay #100,000 cost of study allowance to all students. Stop the
Anti-Social Media bill now. As a students’ body, we want to state
finally and categorically that we have nothing to dialogue or debate
on the above demands. The suffering we are going through have
made us gone pass that stage. We shall be announcing action
venues; dates, and time soon if the government should fail to meet
these demands,’’ the statement said.

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