By Ene Asuquo
Association of past and present student Union leaders in Cross River State, called Comrade community has called on President Bola Tinubu to make Palliatives available to students in the country.
The group noted that this was necessary because of the suffering and hardship Nigerian students are going through as a result of the withdrawal of subsidy.
The State Coordinator of the association, comrade Inaku made the disclosure during an interaction with newsmen in Calabar.
In his words; “We are calling on the government to turn their attention towards education so as to keep up the standard of learning in the country”.
He stated further that;
“This is imperative because of the removal of subsidy and the suffering of the Nigerian students across board”.
“There are many students who are stranded, many have had to stay off campus and trek long distances before they get to school and sometimes with hunger”.
“We are calling on the government to speed up the release of Palliatives and it should not be merged with that of the society.
“Rather, a special consideration for students because of the peculiarities of the academic community so that students can feel a sense of belonging”, he maintained.
While pleading that government should make good it’s promise of improved funding and also that of provision of infrastructure.
He appealed to well meaning individuals and people of goodwill to contribute their quota to the educational development of the country.
The coordinator of the group, Castro Ezama also speaking, called on the president to provide mass transit schemes to take care of the transportation needs of students who reside off campus.
He was full of appreciation for the students for maintaining decorum and behaving well despite the hardship but warned against anti social vices maintaining that it will not do them any good neither will it take them anywhere.