Monday, 9 October 2017

EDO STATE GOVERNMENT versus UNIBEN STUDENTS(A CALL FOR JUSTICE)


In a society as vast and endowed like Nigeria, it is painful that we still struggle and agitate before we can get the dividends of democracy. A system of government by the people
especially by the majority. A system of government were the Supreme power rest on the people.

But what is the hope of the common man when the man with the mandate turns out to be the oppressor of the masses.

WHAT HAVE UNIBEN STUDENTS DONE TO DESERVE THIS?

It is indeed good to pay tax to any constituted authority but what is the way forward for university of Benin students when the much reverend tax and harmonised tax turns out to be an act of exploitation?

On August 24th, 2017, the STUDENTS UNION GOVERNMENT had a meeting with the Deputy governor Rt hon Phillip Shaibu as regard the new harmonised levies and taxes pegged at 200 Naira daily which was expected to be paid to officials of Oredo local government council. The Deputy state governor declared publicly before pressmen and women that he will lead a protest along side the Students Union government should the shuttle bus drivers decide to increase their shuttle fare from Uniben to Ringroad and New benin as a result of the new levy(N200) which was N50 under the previous governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. (See Vanguard newspaper, 25th August 2017 as proof of this claim).

The Students Union government executives left the state house reaching an agreement with the state government that the only levy to be paid, is N200 to Oredo local government and not Akhugbe Ventures.

To our surprise, the state government as at today, October 7th 2017, increased the levy to N800 disrespecting our initial agreement and Egor local government now charge N200, Ovia North East N200 making everything N1,200 from the University shuttle buses.

WHAT KIND OF EXPLOITATION IS THIS?
WHERE IS THE DIVIDEND OF DEMOCRACY?
WHO IS ROBBING WHO?
WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR NIGERIA STUDENTS IN EDO STATE?

This demonic levy made the University shuttle drivers to increase their fare from N50 to N70 today because they have families to feed.

After putting a call across to the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, he told the Students Union government to go to hell that the University did not support his governorship ambition.

JUST IMAGINE!!!!!!

The students Union government as at this minute have exhaust all form of dialogue.

We will not stand and watch our students suffer. Our civil servants parents have not been paid their salaries, pensioners now feed from hand to mouth and to make things worse, there have not been increase in the minimum wage and the government is increasing levies and they are not even concerned about the welfare and plight of the youths who they claim are the future leaders of Nigeria.

In conclusion, the Students Union government, University of Benin call on UNIBEN STUDENTS, ACTIVISTS, COMRADES AND YOUTHS to be prepared for............ Since the state government have push us to the wall, it is now officially the EDO STATE GOVERNMENT versus UNIBEN STUDENTS.

LET THE DANCE BEGIN.

Composed by: STUDENTS UNION GOVERNMENT(UNIBEN)

1 comment:

Philip Emmanuel said...

This is inhuman. But am sure God will help us all.