NANS president to FG: We’ll occupy Abuja streets soon if ASUU strike continues
EXCLUSIVE: We’ll Occupy Abuja Streets if ASUU Strike Continues, Says NANS President, FCT, Abuja – Following the extension of the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has threatened to return to the streets of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and turn them into university campuses.
Recall that ASUU had since extended its ongoing strike for another eight weeks after all entreaties to resolve its disagreement with the Nigerian government failed.
“This means the Nigerian students will now return to the streets, particularly, we should all mobilize to Abuja. They should all come with their cooking materials, mattresses, food, and other things and permanently lock down Abuja streets.
“We will now resume school in Abuja since our schools are under lock and key. We can’t fold our arms for another two months.
“If you add the two months with the one month we have spent so far, it will be over a semester. We cannot continue this way. Like I have always said, after the whole strike, ASUU will still be paid. Salary for ASUU last month was paid. Who will pay the Nigerian students for the loss?”
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