You’re not getting things right, NANS slams Buhari
The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS in the South-West zone has rejected the Federal Government’s plan to introduce N10 per litre tax on carbonated drinks.
Caracal Reports had reported that the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, announced the plan, saying it’s a way to control sugar and diabetes in citizens.
Reacting to this, the leader of NANS in South-West, Olatunji Adegboye, in a statement on Monday said the plans by the government was not reasonable.
Adegboye the move by the government showed the ongoing administration has been callous to the citizens.
The statement partly read, “Imposition of additional duty on carbonated drinks is anti-people, anti-democratic, and retrogressive. It contradicts the law of humanity and the law of God. It is not in any way constant with the spirit of fairness and starkly contravenes what President Muhammadu Buhari promised Nigerians while campaigning for our votes.
“For an administration whose major source of finance is foreign loans, one would expect those redundant appointees and underperforming ministers who have done nothing but eating national resources be removed so as to salvage precious billions of naira from further waste.
“Holistic means to reduce the cost of governance should also be proffered, adopted and implemented.
“The above will not only save the country trillions of Naira but also reinvigorate our economy and democracy.”