NANS, others, Give Federal Government Seven-Day Ultimatum to Rescind Electricity, Fuel Price Hikes, or Risk Economic Shut Down.


The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, its counterpart, National Association of Polytechnic Students, NAPS, and other pressure groups have given the federal government a seven-day ultimatum to rescind its decision to increase the fuel price and electricity tariff or face their wrath.

The members who staged a peaceful protest on Tuesday decried the hike in fuel price and electricity tariffs.

The members who stormed the federal secretariat in Ibadan carrying placards with different inscriptions, expressed their grievances and showed their displeasure over the recent increase in prices of services and commodities.

In his speech, the president, national association of polytechnic students, comrade Olalere Benedict, who decried the rate at which the hike in fuel price will affect the well being of Nigerians, urged the federal government to rescind its decisions or risk economic shut down if nothing is done in one week

In his remark, the chairman, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Oyo state chapter, comrade Opakunle Mayowa, called on other influential pressure groups to rise to the challenge which he described as a true dance of shame.

You would recall that the federal government had on 2nd of August 2020, increased the price of fuel from #148 to #151.56, which made it the third increase in three months.

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