By Gbenga Ariyibi
Ado-Ekiti— National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has issued a four-day ultimatum to President Goodluck Jonathan to rescind his decision on the removal of subsidy on fuel or face civil unrest.
This came as policemen prevented youths in Ado Ekiti from protesting against the removal of oil subsidy
NANS called on students across the country to prepare for “mother of all protests at any time from now,” vowing to kick against any attempt by the federal government to inflict further hardship on the already impoverished Nigerians.
In a statement in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, by National Vice-President (External
Affairs) of the union, Comrade Aremo Oyebode, vowed to mobilise other students across the country if President Jonathan failed to rescind his decision.
“It is a terrorist act against Nigerians and we must fight it with all available means. We must make the government unworkable and refuse to cooperate with anything government until the junta rescinds his decision.”
Meanwhile, police yesterday disrupted the protest staged by youths against the removal of subsidy on petrol by the Federal Government.
Acting under the aegis of Students’ Youth Coalition, the youths had gathered at the Old Garage area of Ado-Ekiti around 8: am and were preparing for the protest when heavily armed policemen invaded the area and dispersed them.
The leader of the group, Sunday Ashefon, berated the security agents for being overzealous and said that the protest was planned to be peaceful but the police came and dispersed the students.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, of the state police command, Mr. Mohammed Jimoh, said police was not against a peaceful protest, but would resist any act of violent protest by any group of people.