Hunger crisis: FG urged to take immediate action

 

From Charity Nwakaudu, Abuja

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has urged the Federal Government to take immediate action to combat the rising tide of hunger in the county.

NANS President, Pedro Obi, made this call in Abuja yesterday while addressing journalists on national issues.

He stressed that most families can no longer afford to carter for themselves, demanding that the government urgently intervene to secure campuses nationwide.

The president further called on the federal government and the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), to provide transparency regarding fuel subsidy claims.

” Previously, the Tinubu-led government had maintained that it would no longer subsidise fuel costs.

In December, the government said contrary to the claim by the World Bank that the government is still paying subsidy on petrol, the era of petrol subsidy is “gone for good”.

“This decision caused widespread concern across the nation’s energy sector, leading to a dramatic increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), with some areas experiencing prices exceeding 800 Naira per liter.

“We are now left confused about the current status of fuel subsidies. Is the subsidy back through the back door? If so, why are fuel prices still beyond the reach of ordinary Nigerians? In light of these concerns.”

“we call on the Federal Government and the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to provide transparency regarding the fuel subsidy claims. Specifically, how much is being paid and to whom? Failure to do this, will leave us with no option but to call on Nigerian Students to take to the streets to demand answers.

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