NANS begins protest over lingering ASUU strike, orders students to occupy Abuja streets with cooking pots.
- The union in a statement said ‘Urgent Notice Of Immediate Commencement Of Mobilisation’ and dated March 25, 2022.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Friday ordered students to occupy the streets of Abuja with their cooking pots, mattresses and other personal effects to protest the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
NANS President, Sunday Asefon, made this known in a letter to zonal coordinators of the union.
The letter was titled, ‘Urgent Notice Of Immediate Commencement Of Mobilisation’ and dated March 25, 2022.
ASUU, on March 14, at the expiration of its four-week warning strike which it declared on Monday, February 14, had extended the industrial action by two months.
The union led by Professor Emmanuel Osodeke said it made the decision to extend the strike so as to give the Federal Government and its agencies enough time to meet the lingering demands of the union.
The union had embarked on a nine-month strike in 2020 before it was called off in December of that year.
Recall that last month the Students Association held a protest in Abuja against the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The protest was also held in other states including, Kofar Nasarawa, Kano State; Jos, Plateau State; Minna, Niger State; Jalingo, Taraba State, among others.
The students union had 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.
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