The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS on Thursday threatened to shut down all campuses in the country on Tuesday and Wednesday next week over subsidy removal.
It vowed to mobilise over 40 million of its members on a mass protest to this effect.
While reacting to the increase, NANS President, Comrade Tijani Usman, said the Association would re-enact the Occupy Nigeria protest against the removal of subsidy from petroleum product next week.
“A directive has been issued to all tertiary institutions to shut down all campuses on Tuesday and Wednesday, next week. After that, they will all converge on Abuja for a mass protest.
”On behalf of NANS and the whole 40 million Nigeria students, we condemn the new fuel price and by Tuesday or Wednesday, the whole Nigeria student would occupy Nigeria. So the Federal Government should look into this before NANS mobilize the entire Nigeria students to occupy Nigeria”.
In a related development, the students also called for the removal of the Education Minister, Mallam Adamu Adamu for allegedly eroding the standards of educational institutions in Nigeria.
The students who stormed the Ministry’s headquarters in Abuja, blocked entrance to the Ministry with placards with various inscriptions.
Usman said :“Mallam Adamu’s impunity began rising to its never ending crest with his arbitary pronouncement of the sack of Vice Chancellors of 13 federal universities without any further recourse to the universities rulers or any extant law to the said effect.
“The wrong precedence the Minister of Education – Malam Adamu Adamu seeks to entrench has already began to exert a negative toll on our educational institutions as seen in the numerous upheavals taking place on our campuses without the due attention of the Minister”, he said.
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