The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has appealed to both state governors and the federal government to provide palliatives to students across the country with the view of cushioning the current economic hardship.

The National President of NANS, Pedro Obi, made this appeal in a statement made available to journalists in Abeokuta, capital of Ogun State, on Thursday.

The NANS President also appealed to the government to also make free shuttle buses available to students, as many have resolved to trek over their inability to afford transportation fees.

Obi, who decried the high cost of living, noted that things have become difficult for students, forcing some to abandon their education.

“In light of the prevailing economic challenges faced by students, we are calling on the government to implement immediate measures aimed at providing palliatives and grants to alleviate the financial strain on the student community.

“The economic impact of the ongoing challenges has disproportionately affected students, many of whom are navigating increased tuition costs, living expenses, and limited employment opportunities.

“We appeal to the government to consider the implementation of targeted palliatives and grants specifically tailored to support students during these difficult times.

“This assistance would not only contribute to the well-being of individual students, but also foster a conducive environment for academic excellence.

He urged the government to partner with the leadership of student bodies across the nation in implementing the policy, stating that, “Open dialogue and collaboration between government officials and student representatives will help in rightly deploying government resources to meet students’ needs.”

Hardship: NANS begs FG, state governors to provide palliatives for students

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