Coronavirus: NANS Decries High Cost of Protective Materials

By Daniel Ayantoye

As the Federal Government of Nigeria continues the fight against the worlds pandemic coronavirus, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on the government to provide succor to Nigerians through the provision of preventive materials.

NANS lamented that cost of preventive material such as Sanitizers is now high that an average Nigerian may not be able to afford it.

The NANS National President, Danielson Akpan, in a phone chat with CAMPUS FOCUS, noted that the materials can either be distributed free or given to Nigerians at affordable prices.

“Another thing Government can do for the masses is to make sanitizers available because now the prices are very high, an average person will not be able to afford it.

“So government should stand up and make sure that this things is available to be able to afford it or maybe distribute them in small rubbers free to Nigerians.”

While lauding the NUC and Institutions for shutting down the Campuses in the country, Akpan urged all Students and Religious leaders to comply with the Federal Government directives and preventive measures.

“Considering our communal life, If this thing get into our community, it will spread like wide fire, the best thing is for us to shut down. Am particularly greatful to NUC and other heads of Institutions who followed our advice by shutting down activities.

“You know the way our campuses are structured, closing down the institutions is commendable. It is the best thing to do at this time to safeguard lives.”

He also said “People can manage whatever they have. Get what you can afford for the next few days and manage it.

“We can’t be saying government should be sharing money on the street. That’s not going to work in this country, let’s be realistic. It not visible.

“In a country that there is no crisis and we have been budgeting for hospitals that are never built, for roads that are never constructed and money ends up in private pockets. Even when they are suppose to be held accountable for it. The antigraft agency will just invite them, they will go back and front and eventually the case will just die.

“Am happy because my campuses are shut, my students are home safely and those who cannot go home are able to stay safely in their hostels. I think this is my greatest priority now.” He added

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