The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), on Tuesday, announced plans to occupy filling stations across Nigeria to protest the ongoing scarcity of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise known as petrol.
According to a statement, signed by the trio of Adejuwon Emmanuel Olatunji, Alao John, and Olatunji Awoyinfa Opeoluwa, NANS’ Southwest Coordinator, Deputy and PRO respectively, the body condemned the “hardship and agony brought to Nigerians, most especially Southwest-based students”.
It also said it “critically stands against the increase in fuel pump price by all fuel marketers across board.”
Subsequently, NANS announced the conclusion of plans to occupy fuel stations, saying the demonstrations are in tandem with the tenets of democracy and their way of rejecting “concurrent hardship on Nigerians and Nigerian Students in particular.”
“The leadership of NANS Southwest (Zone D) hereby declares massive protest on Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC & NNPCL), Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), and The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN),” the statement reads.
“Meanwhile, the modus operandi of the protest, the timetable of protest across South-western Nigerian states (Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti) shall be released in less than 48 hours in our next press release,” the NANS statement concluded.