FEATURE: Hike in cooking gas price creates survival crisis for students

Amidst the rising inflation in Nigeria, students face hard times in a bid to survive academic pursuits in tertiary institutions across the country. MIRACLE AKUBUO, a freelance journalist in South-West Nigeria, reports.

Taiwo Joshua, presumably in his early twenties, set out from his hostel with the aim of using his last penny from his ‘pocket money’ to refill his cooking gas with ecstasy in the early hours of a cold Sunday morning in August.

The joy on his face disappeared instantly when the attendant at the filling station broke the news of a hike in price to him, he didn’t believe his ears until he saw others refilling at the new amount.