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National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Condemns Lingering ASUU Strike

The National Association of Nigerian Students has disowned the ongoing strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

NANS made their position known at a press briefing in Kano where they stated that certain demands by ASUU were “unrealistic and un -implementable”

The National President of the Union, Yinka Gbadebo at the briefing appealed to University lecturers to call off their nearly 4 months old strike and resume negotiations with the Federal Government in the general interest of Nigeria’s educational sectors.

Yinka stressed “in the history of ASUU strike, no government has ever responded positively the way President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration has done and I believe strongly this gesture should be reciprocated for the sake of harmony.

Mr. Gbadebo who was flanked by representatives of student leaders from over 50 Nigerian universities accused the leadership of ASUU of evading a meeting with the leadership of the student’s union that would have been an “interface meeting to chat the way forward”

“In as much as we sympathise with ASUU over the predicament that forced the industrial action, millions of Nigerian students are simply tired of staying at home and hence appeal to call it off and resume negotiations immediately”.

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