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Nigerian Students Demand Minister of Power’s Resignation Within Seven Days, Threaten Protest

Nigerian students calls for Power Minister to resign
Nigerian students calls for Power Minister to resign

National Association of Nigerian Students Calls for Effective Leadership Amidst Poor Electricity Situation

Nigerian students, represented by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), have issued a demand for the immediate resignation of the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu. This call comes in response to the country’s ongoing electricity crisis, with the student body threatening to organize a protest at the Ministry of Power if their demands are not met within the next seven days.

In a statement titled “Nigerian Student Call for Action: The Dormant Ministers and the Cry for Resignation,” signed by the President of the Senate, Akinteye Babatunde Afeez, NANS expressed concerns over Adelabu’s suitability for the role of Minister of Power.

Despite his notable financial background and experience as a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, the students argue that Adelabu lacks the necessary expertise in the realm of electricity and power management.

The statement highlighted a decline in the availability of electricity since Adelabu assumed office, with frequent power outages becoming the norm, adversely affecting businesses, daily life, and the nation’s progress.

NANS also criticized other ministers across various sectors for their perceived lack of activity and contribution to their portfolios, describing the trend as unacceptable and demanding urgent action from the government.

The student body emphasized the importance of stable and reliable power supply for economic growth, attracting foreign investment, stimulating industrialization, and job creation. They stressed that the call for resignation is not driven by animosity but by a genuine desire to see Nigeria thrive under competent and accountable leadership.

Furthermore, NANS highlighted the impact of the electricity crisis on students, including limitations in accessing digital learning tools and the financial burden of high electricity bills for universities. They urged Minister Adelabu and other ineffective ministers to step aside gracefully if they are unable to fulfill their duties, emphasizing the need for competence, accountability, and progress in Nigeria’s governance.

The statement called on the Nigerian government to heed the voices of its citizens and take decisive action to address the issue of dormant ministers, paving the way for a brighter future where competence and progress prevail.

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