College students and civil society teams, on Tuesday, took over the streets of Ibadan, Oyo State, in protest over the latest hike in petrol and electrical energy tariffs.
The scholars protested below the umbrella of the Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian College students (NANS) and Nationwide Affiliation of Polytechnic College students (NAPS).
They condemned the federal government’s determination to go forward with the will increase, stating that it isn’t in the most effective curiosity of Nigerians.
The scholars on a peaceable protest have been armed with placards carrying varied inscriptions expressing their frustration.
They known as on the President Muhammadu Buhari authorities to revert the insurance policies in the most effective curiosity of the nation.
The protesters addressed the press on the Federal Secretariat, “We are saying no to gas hike, we are saying no to increment in electrical energy tariff and different increments that have an effect on Nigerian college students and the lots.
“We’ve over 200 polytechnic campuses in Nigeria which can be at house and indignant that faculties are closed,” a consultant of polytechnic college students, Olalere Opatunji, informed Channels Tv.
The Chairman, Joint Campus Committee of the Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian College students (NANS), Mayowa Opakunle, identified that college students are the end-recipient of the will increase.
“We’re placing it to the Federal Authorities to place in place, the entire reversal of the electrical energy tariff invoice and the rise in premium motor spirit.
“We college students are the top recipients, the vast majority of us are affected as a result of we do small scale companies to place ourselves in class and so many issues we do to ensure we work and never turn into hoodlums,” he said.
Mr. Opakunle stated that if a complete reversal of those insurance policies isn’t carried out quickly, college students throughout the nation will shut down the economic system.
“They need to look into the entire reversal of those insurance policies which can be towards our survival and may take into account us first earlier than any motion is taken. If finally nothing is completed, then now we have a complete shutdown of the economic system.”
— Nwachukwu John Owen (@johnowen99) September 8, 2020