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‘Delay in signing budget portends more hardship’

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has flayed the continued delay in signing the 2016 budget, saying    it  is subjecting  Nigerians to further hardships.…

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has flayed the continued delay in signing the 2016 budget, saying    it  is subjecting  Nigerians to further hardships.
President of the association, Comrade Tijjani Usman, said on Sunday that the leadership of the student body had been constrained to react in an attempt to redeem the country from the present “excruciating poverty.” Comrade Usman said: “For us at NANS we make bold to call on the executive to behave responsibly by doing the needful. They are fighting and arguing over huge amounts of money while the rest can barely survive. This must stop.”
He wondered why, instead of signing the document, President Buhari  ordered that the document be sent back to the ministries for review. “Since the beginning of this year, prices of major essential goods and services have continued to rise to a crescendo with no concrete step taken to reverse the illicit trend. You are all witnesses to the tremendous pains we are going through arising from fuel scarcity. Most Nigerians are now forced to relocate to filling stations to pass their nights in order to get fuel for their vehicles.  The commodity is now sold at about 50% or more above the regulated pump price across the federation, including Abuja. Transportation costs have risen to an unimaginable level,” he said.