As a result of the ASUU strike which is affecting the educational progression of many Nigerian students, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has given the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resolve their issues and call off the strike before March 28.
Sunday Ashefon, the President of the student body on Wednesday threatened that Nigerian students would protest if the strike is still on by March 28.
in his words, “we advise the Federal Government and ASUU, in their best interests to reach a compromise between now and Monday, 28th March 2022 or risk our unprecedented fury. We hope the time between now and March 28 will afford our influential past leaders the window of opportunity to lobby their friends in government to see the danger our collective rage will cause the nation”, Sunday said.
While calling on the National Assembly to intervene in the issue maybe that will put an end to this recurrent decimal. Noting that they seam not concerned since they do not have their wards in such schools and other public schools meant for the public.
“The National Assembly should also do everything possible within this time to end the strike.
“Since they rejected the bill prohibiting public officers from sending their wards to institutions abroad, they have the mandate to make our public institutions work and now that they are failing in that responsibility, the public will respond appropriately.
“Should the strike continue after our ultimatum, students across the country will resume to the new university created by the Federal Government and ASUU called ‘The University of the Street’, with main campus on the Airport Road, annexe campuses in all the major roads in Abuja and Distance Learning Centres in all the federal roads across the 36 states of the federation”, the statement reads in part.
“I therefore direct students to bring their mattresses and cooking utensils while resuming in their new campus in Abuja and all the designated campuses across the country.”, the statement read.
The association has also passed a vote of no confidence in the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige and the Ministry of Education, Adamu Adamu in leading the government’s team.
“They are either incompetent to engage productively with ASUU at the highest level or they lack the goodwill and trust to build consensus and find an amicable resolution.”
The students also said ASUU failed to meet with the student leaders to hear from them as the major victims.