We Will Shut Down Nigeria If Planned Subsidy Removal Is Not Terminated:NANS To FG| Nigerian News Today

The National Association of Nigerian Students(NANS) has opened up to the Federal Government of Nigeria that the association will shut down the nation if the federal government insists on fuel subsidy removal by 2022.

Recall that the Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, announced earlier this week that fuel subsidy will be totally removed by year 2022, and this might make the cost of a litre to about N340.

 "Nigerians are suffering and can’t afford to be dealt with further with an increase in fuel price" Sunday Asefon, NANS President told the Federal Government. 

The full statement reads:

“NANS is still trying hard to make sense out of this strange proposal. On behalf of the suffering millions of Nigerian students, their parents and other family members, we reject this socioeconomic evil proposal and we shall resist it.

“Nigerians are really suffering. We are in dire socioeconomic straits. We are weeping in our hearts and souls. We are dying in silence. We feel the agony and anguish because we are practically involved. Any attempt to aggravate the social woes and economic manacles that we already face and wear will not only be unconscionable but reckless.

“It will amount to testing the patience of Nigerians too far. And we wish to warn against it. The country is very stretched and tensed. In case the government is not aware, we are passing them this intelligence free of charge now.

“Again, we advise, let the government not stretch it further. The consequences will be dire. The people are already flamed, and mendacity will beget mendacity.”

“We have had enough.”

“We know that neo-liberal and imperial economists will soon emerge to confuse themselves with some well rehearsed stale analysis and commentaries.

“While we hope that Federal Government will heed this patriotic advice, we call on all our comrades, allies and all structures of NANS to be on the alert. Nobody should be swayed or distracted. Because freedom comes by struggle, we shall struggle to free ourselves from further socioeconomic chains.” 

The association also totally disagreed with the N5000 stipend planned by the Federal Government for forty million citizens. 

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