The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on the National Assembly to intervene in the lingering crisis involving the university lecturers and the federal government in order to ensure early resolution.
The student’s body has accordingly, issued a two-week ultimatum to both the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), within which to resolve the impasse or face the anger of students nationwide.
NANS president, Comrade Sunday Asefon stated this at the end of its expanded National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, which was held following the continuation of ASUU strike.
The meeting passed vote of no confidence on the minister of labour and employment and his education counterpart Adamu Adamu to continue to lead government negotiation team, saying that they are either incompetent to engage productively with ASUU at the highest level or they lack the goodwill and trust to build consensus and find amicable resolution.
“We call for the immediate intervention of traditional institutions and religious institutions to prevail on the Federal Government and ASUU to reopen our universities while they continue their negotiation. We believe that every sector of the nation shall be adversely affected by our actions if this strike is not called off.
“We are appalled by the continued insincerity on the part of the leadership of ASUU in meeting our national leadership to hear directly from them as our fathers on the real area of contention.
“We therefore advise the Federal Government and ASUU in their best interests to reach a compromise between now and Monday 28th March 2022 or risk our unprecedented fury. We hope the time between now and the 28th will afford our influential past leaders the window of opportunity to lobby their friends in government to see the danger our collective rage will cause the nation