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Fuel Scarcity: NANS Threatens Protest 

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The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has threatened to embark on a protest across the nation if the issue of fuel scarcity is not addressed, News About Nigeria reports.

The association disclosed this in a statement endorsed by the Senate President, Comrade Akinteye Afeez, and its zonal coordinators.

NANS noted that the hardship imposed on the students in the country by the fuel scarcity and power crisis will not be tolerated, adding that it is currently mobilising for a nationwide protest.

They also called for the immediate removal of Mele Kyari, the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL) and Honourable Adebayo Adelabu, the Minister for Power.

NANS said that the leadership of the duo has contributed to the mismanagement and mishandling of vital energy resources, thereby causing untold hardship and suffering for Nigerians.

“In response to the dire circumstances inflicted upon Nigerian students by the ongoing fuel scarcity and electricity crisis, we are mobilizing for a nationwide protest. Our primary objective is to demand the removal of key officials whom we hold accountable for exacerbating these issues.

“We are calling for the immediate removal of Mele Kyari, the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL), and Honorable Adebayo Adelabu, the Minister for Power. It is evident to us that their leadership has contributed to the mismanagement and mishandling of vital energy resources, plunging the nation into turmoil,” the statement reads in part.

They also disclosed that the protest has been strategically organised to take place across various zones of the country, noting that each zone will host its demonstration at designated locations to maximise visibility and impact.

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