NANS Calls For Buhari To Resign – The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Zone B has called for President Muhammad Buhari to step down from the post of Petroleum Minister.
In a statement signed by the zone’s co-ordinator Pedro Obi, the body complained that Buhari’s holding of multiple offices was part of the problem.
The statement read in part: “The apex students’ organization is not currently happy with the ugly development vis-a-vis the unavailability of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and the incessant hike in price that has plagued it purchase for a period of time now. To this effect, we call on the immediate resignation of President Muhamadu Buhari as the nation’s Petroleum Minister.”
“The enormity of President’s administrative tasks and his weak knowledge of the downstream sector of the petroleum industry are some of the reasons to justify our noble call for his exigent resignation from the office as it is a rare occurrence in other country of the world.”
The group also called for Ibe Kachikwu to also resign as the State Minister for Petroleum or from the NNPC.
“In this same vain, it is also expedient for the Minister of State Petroleum and the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu to abdicate one of the two offices in order for him to concentrate effectively in just one. It is unacceptable to us, as the apex student body for Mr. Kachikwu to occupy both offices as minister of State Petroleum and the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, knowing fully well that both offices are highly demanding.”
“Ostensibly, this is one of the reasons why the country is passing through excruciating pains and inordinate anguish in search of PMS. The responsibilities Mr. Kachikwu is presently saddling ought to be for two capable hands, not one.”