The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has given the federal government one week to resolve its disagreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) or face a nationwide strike by its members.
Sunday Adedayo, the president of NANS, issued the ultimatum in Sokoto shortly after signing the association’s revised 40-year constitution at the Government House in the presence of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.
“The students’ union has given the federal government until February 28th to meet and resolve the issue with ASUU or face an unprecedented national mass action by Nigerian students,” Adedayo said.
“The attitude of the federal government is unfortunate and condemnable for playing hide and seek with ASUU since 1999 when they signed the agreement with the academic union.
Federal 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”.
In his speech, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities to find a way to resolve their disagreement without going on strike for an extended period.
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Tambuwal also urged the federal government to find a way to meet ASUU’s demands despite the country’s economic difficulties.
Recall that, The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on the federal government to sign and implement the renegotiated 2009 agreement reached with the union or contend with the consequences of an indefinite strike.