- Reports indicate that Nigeria may witness massive protests by students over the recent increment in the pump price of petrol
- NANS has given the Buhari administration an ultimatum to reverse the petrol price hike
- The student union described the increment as a harsh and anti-people policy
There are indications that Nigeria may soon witness massive protests by students over the recent increment in the pump price of petrol.
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has given the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration an ultimatum to reverse the increment in the pump price of petrol or face mass protests by the students, Leadership reported.
The vice president of NANS, Ojo Raymond, said that Nigerian students totally rejected the increment.
He described the increment of the pump price of petrol as a harsh and anti-people policy.
According to Vanguard, Raymond pointed out that the new pump price tariff will worsen the economic and social life of Nigerians.
He stated that the citizens were displeased over the increase in essential services such as the electricity tariff, cable subscription, and the petrol pump price.
The student union called on the government to end all forms of anti-people policies.
Meanwhile, amid the ongoing bitter responses trailing the hike in the price of fuel across the country, a former senator, Sheu Sani has revealed why Nigerians did not hit the street in protest against the development.
Speaking through a tweet on Saturday, September 5, Sani, who represented Kanuda Central in the eighth Senate, said Nigerians did not protest the fuel price as they did in 2012, because they were waiting for people to protest for them.
"Everybody is waiting for somebody to protest and there is nobody," the former lawmaker and critic said in a tweet.
In another news report, the minister of state, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has made a key statement regarding the "tough policies" being introduced by the Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), had made the statement in August 2015, a few months after President Buhari's first term election.
The minister, however, recalled the statement again in a tweet on Monday, September 7, one year after the president's re-election.
Still on the fuel price increase, a former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has thrown his weight behind the removal of the fuel subsidy and other measures being taken by the federal government to stabilize the economy.
In an interview on Arise TV on Friday, September 4, Sanusi said the move by the government was critical and the right thing to do.
According to him, there is now improved transparency in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
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