NANS issues 21-day ultimatum to FG for resolution of ASUU strike
- Chinonso Obasi, the NANS president, stated that Nigerian students see the breakdown in negotiations as further proof that political leaders don’t care about their future
- Obasi appealed to the Buhari-led federal government to do all it can resolve the crisis and get lecturers back to the classrooms
- According to the student leader, ASUU’s demands are reasonable and touch on the integrity of the Buhari government; especially as regards its fight against corruption
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has issued an ultimatum to the federal government over the indefinite strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
According to reports, NANS asked the government to resolve the crisis in 21 days or face the wrath of youths across the country.
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In a statement released on Monday, August 14, Chinonso Obasi, the NANS president, asked the government to negotiate with lecturers.
In the interest of Nigerian students, the student leader urged the government to resolve all outstanding issues with ASUU.
The statement read: “It is with deep pain and regret that NANS received the news of another indefinite strike by ASUU over the Federal Government’s indifference to their plight.
“Nigerian students see the breakdown in negotiations as further proof that political leaders don’t care about their future.
”Consequently, we wish to call on the Federal Government to do all it can to get ASUU back to the classrooms.
“The demands of ASUU are reasonable and touch on the integrity of government, especially in the light of the fight against corruption.”
The NANS leader disclosed that the association will soon meet with the leadership of ASUU.
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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that Nigerian students are set for a lengthy stay at home as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) embarked on an indefinite strike action.
The lecturers decided to go on strike after an extensive deliberation at its meeting which held at the University of Abuja.
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