The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has given the Buhari-led Federal Government one week to resolve the prolonged disagreement with the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU).
The President of the association, Sunday Adedayo, stated this in Sokoto shortly after signing the reviewed constitution of the association at the Sokoto State government house on Monday (today), February. 21.
Adedayo said the students union has given the federal government up till the 28th of February to meet and resolve the issue with ASUU or face a national mass action by Nigerian students.
He described as unfortunate the attitude of the federal government who he accused of playing hide and seek with ASUU since 1999 when it signed the agreement with the academic union.
He said the government has bastardized the education system at the primary and secondary level and NANS is not going to open its eyes and watch the government destroy the tertiary education.
“The Nigerian students have concluded and given the mandate that if the Federal Government and ASUU do not resolve this between today and Friday, Nigerian students should mobilise and give the language the government understands.
“A day of national mass action has been fixed – February 28, which is next week Monday. Every Nigerian student that the ASUU strike has sent home should block all the Federal roads and the office of the Minister of Education and the office of the Minister of Labour should also be blocked.
“If Nigerian students are at home, office of the Minister of Education and Minister of Labour cannot be opened”, he said.