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NANS gives FG, ASUU seven days to resolve impasse

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NATIONAL Association of Nigeria Students, (NANS), has issued a one week ultimatum to the federal government to resolve its disagreement with the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) or face a nationwide mass action by all Nigerian students.

  NANS President, Comrade Sunday Asefon, in a statement in Abuja, on Monday, said the decision to lock down the 36 states of the federation and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was arrived at, at its congress held on Saturday, in Sokoto.

  “Nigerian students can’t continue to pay for sins we never committed. As we are paying for our education, we strongly believe we deserve the best. At the end of every industrial actions, ASUU members are paid their salaries, likewise government officials in charge of education supervision get their pays. “It’s only Nigeria students that get nothing but a waste of everything, the house rent is non-refundable, the age count is irreversible.

  “The extension of stay on campus didn’t only affect our academic journey but destabilise our life plans, as many misses NYSC mobilisation due to age limit, many lost job opportunities arising from age factors while many became exposed to risks and crimes following the avoidable idleness mode the strike imposed on Nigerian students.

  “To act against these numerous consequences of strike on Nigerian students’ academic journey, I am pleased to direct immediate commencement of planning and mass mobilisation of Nigerian students and comrades across the 36 states of the federation and FCT, in line with congress decision.

 “The line of action are as follows: blockage of all major federal roads in all the 36 states of the federation, to be led and coordinated by NANS JCC and zonal executive, including national officials of NAS in the state.

  “Federal Capital Territory to be blocked by national secretariat in collaboration with FCT axis of NANS. “These became sacrosanct once the ASUU and Federal Government fail to reach compromise and get our campuses reopened on or before February 28,, 2022.

  “In a clear term, Monday, February 28, 2022 is hereby declared as National Action Day Against ASUU Incessant Strike,” the statement read. Meanwhile, the Federal Government, on Monday, said it will meet with the leadership of ASUU over the one-month warning strike embarked upon by its members.

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