The students of Tai Solarin University of Education, TASUED, Ijagun, Ogun State have taken to the streets today to demand the reversal of the recently increased fuel price to the previous price.
The President of the Students’ Union Government, Abdul-Azeez Lekan Soneye, said the Nigerian Government had declared war on Nigerian students and it was time for them to fight back or lose it all.
He said, “War is coming. And it will consume everyone of us here if care is not taken. Electricity fee has been hiked by 300%. Petrol is now #160. I mean 160 in some places and not 150 as reported.
“It means landlords would increase house rent to meet up with electricity bills. We shouldn’t forget we were still envisaging problem that will arise as students won’t find it easy to pay for house they didnt occupy for several months after a pandemic that has affected their sponsors’ income.
“With increase in fuel price, shuttle fare on campuses would increase. Price of food items has also increased. It means, cost of living would be so high that it won’t be reasonably affordable to students.
“This is a declaration of war against the generality of the masses and we must confront it now or never.”