Fuel Hike: We Are Not Part Of Planned Protest In South West -NANS

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The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has announced that the body is not part of the planned protest over the hike in fuel price and increase in electricity tariff by some members of the South West Zone D chapter that it described as ‘impostors’.

National Public Relations Officer of the group, Azeez Adeyemi, made this known in a statement in Abeokuta on Sunday.

South-West zone D, led by Kappo Olawale had given the Federal government a five-day ultimatum to reverse the hike in the prices of fuel and electricity tariff, noting that failure to do so will force the group into the streets in protest on Monday in all South West States.

According to Adeyemi, the Olawale-led group are impostors, insisting that the group was not recognised by the national leadership of the students’ umbrella body.

He explained that the national leadership of the association met on Thursday in Abuja where they unanimously agreed to give the Federal Government a stipulated date to rescind its decision to hike fuel price and increase electricity tariff.

Adeyemi said that NANS had registered its displeasure over the situation by staging a protest in Abeokuta and other South-West States last Tuesday.

He said, “The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) wishes to inform the general public that it is not part of any planned protest by a group of impostors who called themselves NANS South-West zone D, led by one Kappo Samuel Olawale.

“We want to put on record that the umbrella body does not recognise the Olawale–led group and would not in any way be held responsible for their actions.

“This group of individuals are not authorised to carry out any protest in the name of NANS and we want to call on security agencies to be alive to their responsibility and arrest anyone caught during the planned protest.”

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