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The National Association of Nigeria Students, NANS, zone B, yesterday threatened to shutdown all tertiary institutions in the zone comprising 11 states today (Friday) in protest against the decision of the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government to remove fuel subsidies.
NANS Zone B in a communique it issued at the end of its meeting held on Tuesday at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, ESUT main campus, decried that the hike in pump price of fuel has brought untold hardship on Nigerians.
The students in the communique signed the Zone B Coordinator, Comrade Pedro Obi, the Assistant Secretary General in the zone, Comrade Jennifer Eze, and three others, said; “The senate discussed extensively and exhaustively on the state of the economy, particularly the hardship unleashed on Nigerians courtesy of the obnoxious policy occasioned by the astronomical hike in the price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS.
Rejecting the fuel hike in totality and calling for a return to status quo, the communique further read that; “The Senate of NANS Zone B will close down all campuses in the eleven States of the Zone starting from Friday 27th May, 2016.”