NANS Threatens To Embark On Mass protest If ASUU Resume Its Strike

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The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has cautioned the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) against resuming its just suspended strike, saying that its members would embark on a mass protest.

NANS President, Sunday Asefon, made this disclosure in an interview with The PUNCH on Thursday.

ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi, had on Wednesday in Abuja, suspended its nine-month-long strike after lots of negotiations with the Federal Government.

ASUU had also warned that the union would resume the strike without notice if the government failed to fulfill its part of the agreement.

ASUU had also warned that the union would resume the strike without notice if the government failed to fulfill its part of the agreement.

NANS President, Sunday Asefon described ASUU’s threat of a fresh strike as embarrassing and ridiculous after wasting the academic time of Nigerian students for nine months.

Asefon said, “It is a slap on us for ASUU to say they are calling off the strike conditionally. If they call it off conditionally, we will also put on hold our plan to engage the Nigerian government and ASUU on a mass action. But if they also resume their strike, we will also go to the streets, if that is the only language they understand, we will speak it to them.”

‌“Never again should we have a repeat of this strike and stakeholders must make commitments to ensure that this ugly scenario does not repeat itself. ASUU must seek to exhaust every window of alternative resolution before deciding on industrial actions.”

“Future negotiations must involve students’ representatives as we believe this will bring a sense of urgency to the table as the parties will be compelled to understand that students across the country are the grass when the elephants of ASUU and the Nigerian government fight.”

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