- Nigerian students have commended the federal government for a steady supply of electricity and fuel during the holiday season
- The students said the FG lived up to its promise to Nigerians over electricity supply and availability of petroleum products
- NANS also condemned the recent ambush by Boko Haram on a military convoy in the northeast
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended the federal government for ensuring a relatively stable nationwide supply of petroleum products and electricity during this year’s Christmas celebration.
The national public relations officer of the association, Bestman Okereafor, gave the kudos in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Thursday, December 27.
“The leadership of the apex students governing body, NANS, has carefully studied the promise made by Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari as regards constant supply of electricity and availability of petroleum products throughout the country this yuletide.
“We wish to acknowledge and appreciate the fact that these promises had been fulfilled.
“NANS is passionately appealing to the presidency to sustain the tempo of power supply as currently being enjoyed beyond the yuletide for the benefit of Nigerians," he said.
However, NANS has condemned the recent ambush by Boko Haram on a military convoy in the northeast, killing 13 soldiers and a policeman.
According to Okereafor, it is very disheartening that the Boko Haram insurgents have been engaging in these cowardly acts on Nigerian military bases in recent times.
“Even not quite long, a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, was assassinated, despite the huge investments of the present government in tackling insecurity and insurgency.
“NANS is bidding the demised soldiers and policeman farewell even as we are optimistic that due compensations will be paid to their families.
“NANS is, however, advising the military and other security agencies to devise new and modern methods of fighting terrorists, all aimed at having a peaceful nation devoid of terrorists, and in line with President Buhari’s war against insecurity generally,’’ the spokesman said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has assured Nigerians of development in the power sector if she wins the 2019 presidential election.
She added that uninterrupted power supply would be witnessed in the country under her watch if elected.
Ezekwesili in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Sunday, December 2, said the electricity industry would be developed to employ more youths if she assumes office.
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