Nigerian Students give ASUU, FG ultimatum to call off strike

National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has said the ongoing strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff of Universities must end by January 5th.

NANS issued the ultimatum as it said it is tired of the lingering strike action.

Activities have been halted in universities across the country for almost 9 months now, due to the strike action.

The student association president, Comrade Sunday Asefon, stated this in a statement threatening that if both parties don’t oblige by the given date, the association would take strategic actions.

“The Federal Government and ASUU will face the students and tell us why we have to suffer this much,” he said.

The union president said the ongoing strike is the longest in the history of the university in Nigeria. He explained that the strike has been long enough to be called off saying it is ridiculous that both the FG and ASUU have not found a common ground yet.

The unending nature of the strike the president noted has left students with no choice but to do all it can to bring an end to the strike.

Asefon also noted that NANS should have a third party representative in every FG and ASSU meeting for posterity sake and transparency in leadership.

The student union president again expressed delight over the safe release of the 344 abducted schoolboys in Kankara, Katsina State.

He said the welfare and safety of Nigerian students across all the 36 states and diaspora is one of his priorities and as long as he remains the revolutionary President of NANS.


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