As the cash and fuel scarcity continued , the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) , Ogun chapter, has appealed to both students and youths in the state to exercise patience.
Mr Damilola Simeon, the State Chairman of NANS, who spoke at a news conference in Abeokuta, noted that both the Federal and state government were putting measures in place to put an end to the issue.
Simeon explained that it was important for students not to engage in any protest that would affect the growth and development of the country, saying that the security of lives and property of citizens should be priority.
” The students constituency in Ogun jointly signed a notification that we will be taking to the street and protest the activities of the Nigerian government ranging from hoarding of the new naira notes and fuel.
” Within the last few days we have been silence on the protest, not because we were intimidated or coerced. We have studied the situation and Gov. Dapo Abiodun has assured us that everything will soon return to normal,” he said.
The NANS chairman, who condemned the protest that resulted into crisis in Abeokuta on Tuesday called on Nigerian students and youths to remain calm, resolute towards a peaceful environment during this electioneering period.
He urged students not to allow themselves to be used as tools by selfish politicians to distort the coming general election.
” We as peace loving students, we should stand as one and as a nation to secure peace and oneness in the country.
” We are ready to decide our faith. We are ready to secure a better Nigeria,” he said.