Nigerian students have this to say on the fuel subsidy matter

by Ranti Joseph

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) says it will not support the removal of fuel subsidy either by the outgoing or incoming administrations.

In a statement issued by NANS’ Public Relations Officer, Nwankwo Ezekiel in Abuja on Monday said removing fuel subsidy was anti-people.

The statement said NANS took the decision after wide consultations with the majority of its affiliate member unions, all its structures as well as past leaders.

NANS called on President Goodluck Jonathan not to agree to the budget when it gets to him if there is no provision for fuel subsidy in it.

“We enjoin the National Assembly to have another look at their approved budget and make provisions for fuel subsidy before forwarding it to the President for his assent.

“The incoming administration has said so much about blocking leakages and we believe that the subsidy provisions are not part of the leakages to be blocked.

“The subsidy is almost the only benefit the poor Nigerian masses derive from our abundant petroleum resources.

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