The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has taken the bull by the on with the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike as she threatened to block all federal roads in Oyo State from Tuesday, March 1, 2022, if the ASUU strike persists noting that students are on the receiving end.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)’s report, members of Zone B section of NANS gave this warning on Monday, February 28. Some students were seen with placards with inscriptions such as “FG and ASUU, stop the madness”.
NANS Coordinator Zone D, Steven Tegbe during the protesting at the Nigerian Union of Journalists Press Centre, Iyaganku, Ibadan, advised ASUU and Federal Government to settle their differences for the good of the students.
In his comments, the made known that the students are always at the receiving end and that is the need for the peaceful demonstration before resulting in the last C of the union which will not be on the mild side.
“We are holding our peaceful demonstration here today because of the lingering crisis between ASUU and the Federal Government, which has been a recurring event over the years. Unfortunately, we students are always at the receiving end”, Tegbe said.
“If the federal government and ASUU refuse to resolve on Monday, we won’t hesitate to go violent on Tuesday. They cannot continue to be wasting our time. When two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers”, he continued.
“There are ways to deal with issues rather than going on strike. We are appealing to the Federal Government to respect the agreement.
Similarly, the NANS Coordinator further said that ASUU having collected some money from the federal government should also come with a clean hand and show what they have done with the fund. Saying that the academic body should show the public projects executed with the subventions gotten from the government at the centre.
“ASUU to be decisive in spending when their demands are me and we want to see the projects that ASUU is carrying out with the subventions received from the Federal Government,” Tegbe said.