The National Association of Nigerian Students has disowned the ongoing strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities. NANS announced this at the briefing in Kano where they stated that certain demands by ASUU were “unrealistic and unimplementable”.
Yinka Gbadebo, National President of the Union body, during the briefing appealed to the University lecturers asking them to call off their strike lasting almost 4 months and resume dialog with Federal Government for the sake of Nigeria’s educational development.
Mr. Gbadebo said
“In the history of ASUU strike, no government has ever responded positively the way President Goodluck Jonathan administration has done and I believe strongly this gesture should be reciprocated for the sake of harmony.
Mr. Gbadebo who was surrounded by representatives of student leaders from over 50 Nigerian universities accused the leadership of ASUU of evading a meeting with the leadership of the student’s union that would have been an “interface meeting to chat the way forward”
“In as much as we sympathise with ASUU over the predicament that forced the industrial action, millions of Nigerian students are simply tired of staying at home and hence appeal to call it off and resume negotiation immediately.”
Source: Pointblank News