Students set for Sept 14 nationwide protests

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PMS/electricity tariff hike: Students set for September 14 nationwide protests

 By Dirisu Yakubu – Abuja

As condemnation continues to greet the recent increment in the pump price of the Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, and electricity tariff, students under the umbrella of National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Thursday, threatened to embark on a nationwide protest on Monday, September 14 if urgent steps are not taken to reverse the new costs.

Although, NANS argued that deregulation is not a bad idea; the difficulty faced by Nigerians owing to biting economy made worse by the coronavirus pandemic, it added, makes any resort to increment in the cost of public utilities, untenable.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Comrade Danielson Bamidele Akpan, Global President of the association tasked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to prioritize the welfare of Nigerians as its being done by governments across the world.

“Precisely on Monday 14th September 2020, Nigerian students shall be making a loud statement in a mass protest across the six…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper