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Fuel hike: NANS threatens to shut petrol stations

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The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students, South-West zone, has condemned the hardship brought upon Nigerians, most especially students, by the increment in fuel pump prices in the southwestern region of the country.

NANS, in a statement signed by the zone’s Coordinator, deputy Coordinator and Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Olatunji, Alao John and Awoyinfa Opeoluwa respectively, on Tuesday, said the country’s economy had been in a state of uncertainty and didn’t know what to expect next.

“With so much displeasure, we critically stand against the increase in fuel pump price by all fuel marketers across boards. It has gotten to the peak where we resort to our ‘last C of Auta’ which is confrontation.

“The leadership of NANS, South-West, hereby declares massive protest against the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited, Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria, and the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria.

“As much as we welcome the dialogue before protest which authenticates our first and second Cs of Aluta, we insist that our action to occupy fuel outlets by shutting down all petroleum stations in the South-West region is in tandem with the show of democracy and a way to say no to concurrent hardship on Nigerians and Nigerian students in particular,” the statement partly bread.

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