The National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, has lauded the Federal Government for slashing the price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, as well as measures being taken to curb the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
Recall the government had recently reduced the pump price of PMS from N145 to N125 in the wake of fall in the global price of crude.
The government also announced closure of all schools, airports in the country as part of measures in curtailing the spread of COVID-19.
NYCN, in a statement signed by its President, Solomon Adodo, explained that the closure of schools is a demonstration of the government’s resolve to keep citizens safe from the spread of the virus.
Mr Adodo urged the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, to remain alive to its commitment in curtailing the spread.
According to him, in the wake of the economic downtown occasioned by the coronavirus, the government’s decision to cut down the price of petrol is commendable.
He, therefore, urged the youths to be retrospective in their expenditure, saying global economic outlook is bloom.
“This decision is reasonable and should be commended. This is because this is the first time in so many years that pump price is been slashed as a result of global fall in the cost of crude.
“This is also commendable because the fall in the price is coming on the heels of a health challenge that is threatening major economies of the world.
“Consequently, the slash will bring some form of economic relief. Youths are also advised to come up with innovative ideas to ensure our economy remains afloat and self-sustaining,” the statement noted.
Mr Adodo further urged the youths and Nigerians in general to observe precautionary measures given by the World Health Organisation, WHO, in preventing the spread of the viral disease, stressing his confidence that a definite solution would be found that will address the issue.