The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has given the Federal Government one week to resolve its disagreement with the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) or face a national mass action by Nigerian students across the country.
Sunday Adedayo, the President of the student’s association, made this known on Monday, Feb. 21
NANS executives are currently in Sokoto for the association’s constitutional review conference, where it reviewed its forty years Constitution at the Sokoto State University.
Speaking in Sokoto shortly after signing the reviewed Constitution of the association at the Sokoto State Government House, NANS President said: “The Nigerian students have concluded and given the mandate that if the Federal Government and ASUU do not resolve this between today and Friday, Nigerian students should mobilise and give the language the government understands.
“A day of national mass action has been fixed – February 28, which is next week Monday. Every Nigerian student that the ASUU strike has sent home should block all the Federal roads and the office of the Minister of Education and the office of the Minister of Labour should also be blocked. If Nigerian students are at home, office of the Minister of Education and Minister of Labour cannot be opened.”
He accused the Federal Government of playing hide and seek with ASUU since 1999 when they signed the agreement with the academic union.
He added that NANS is not going to stand by and watch the government destroy tertiary education in the country.