NANS begs Tinubu, governors for palliatives as economic hardship grows worse

The National Association of Nigerian Students has urged the federal and state governments to provide palliative care for tertiary-level students in order to alleviate their suffering.

The request was made by NANS national president Pedro Obi in a statement released on Thursday in Abeokuta.

Mr Obi also urged governments to provide educational assistance to students.

He also urged the governments to offer shuttle buses for students at all higher institutions in the country to alleviate transportation issues.

The NANS president stated that the increasing cost of living has made life harder for students. He stated that Nigerian students required palliatives.

“In light of the prevailing economic challenges faced by students, we are appealing on the governments to implement immediate measures aimed at providing palliatives and grants to alleviate students’ problems.

“Recognising the pivotal role education plays in national development, it is crucial to ensure that students are not hindered by financial constraints.

“The assistance will not only contribute to the well-being of students, but will also foster a conducive environment for academic excellence. We acknowledge the government’s commitment to the welfare of citizens and believe that extending support to students is an investment in the nation’s future,” he said.

He urged the governments to work with the leadership of student associations nationwide while giving palliatives and grants. (NAN)