July 21, 2024

NANS South-West to picket filling stations selling above N180 per litre, chides NNPC, NMDPRA others

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Oredola Adeola

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS Southwest (Zone D) has threatened to shut down any filling station selling above the N180 per litre, acting on the backdrop of the failure of the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority and relevant authorities to enforce governance in the downstream sector.

The South West Zone of the association of Nigerian students in a statement jointly signed by Emmanuel Olatunji, Coordinator, NANS Southwest (Zone D), Alao John, Deputy Coordinator, and Awoyinfa Opeoluwa, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Zone condemned the hike in the price of the product from N180 to N450 in Southwest Nigeria.

The Zone D, NAN executive in the statement said, “With so much displeasure, we critically stand against the increase in fuel pump price by all fuel marketers across the board. It has gotten to the peak whereby we result in our last C’s of ALUTA which is Confrontation.

“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).

“As much as we welcome the dialogue before protest which authenticates our first and second C’s of ALUTA, we insist that our action to occupy oil outlets by shutting down all petroleum stations throughout Southwest Nigeria 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 leadership of NANS Southwest (Zone D) vowed to release its protest schedule across Southwestern Nigerian states including Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo, and Ekiti, within the next 48 hours.

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