Posted: November 9, 2011 in Uncategorized
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 Students under the auspices of the National Association of Nigerian University Students (NANUS) have also lent their voice in support to the removal of fuel subsidy.


Led by their national president, Comrade John Offia, the students, yesterday at Makurdi Government House declared their support for the removal of fuel subsidy. Their leader who spoke on behalf of the union stated that removal of fuel subsidy was not a crime but a means to better the lot of the Nigerian masses as it will enhance economic growth and development.


Carrying leaflets that read “National Association of Nigerian University Students (NANUS) says yes to fuel subsidy removal”, gave reasons that the removal of fuel subsidy will enable the government control the money from the subsidy into other sectors of the economy which will better their lot.


The students who made this known at the investiture of the Benue State Governor Rt. Hon. Gabriel Suswam as the Patron of the association, gave conditions for the removal,  noting that the removal will only be positive if the erring components of the economy especially education, are serviced with the proceeds.


Responding to the award, the recipient, Governor Suswam, thanked the students for deeming him fit for such an honour, noting that the award had come from genuine hearts as their address to him did not come with a request as according to him is the tradition.


 Donating an eighteen seater bus to the organization, promised his continual support for the education sector and enjoined the students to carry their union activities devoid of external political influence.


“ we are in a political dispensation and many politicians will come and tell you to cause trouble so that they will distabilise the government; ask them to bring their children to come home and join you before you will agree. Most of them have their children abroad where there are no strikes and so they want to truncate your academics”. Suswam advised.

  1. We are yet to reap the rewards of the Fuel subsidy removal


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