The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has reacted to the indefinite strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Chinonso Obasi, National President, NANS in a statement on Monday,
urged government to negotiate with the lecturers.
“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 break down in negotiations as a 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,” he said.
Obasi lamented that past governments failed to honour agreements with members of ASUU for more than seven years.
Obasi urged government to resolve outstanding issues with ASUU in the interest of Nigerian students.
Announcing that NANS would meet with leaders of ASUU son, the students’ leader gave government 21 days ultimatum to act or face wrath of youths nationwide.