The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has vowed that it would not allow any political campaign to hold across the country until the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) called off its ongoing strike.
Mr Raymond Ojo, the Chairman, NANS National Taskforce on #EndASUUStrikeNow , stated this at a news conference in Abeokuta on Wednesday.
Ojo noted that it was important for Federal Government to conclude all negotiations and agreement with ASUU within the frame of two weeks, saying that the students were ready for more protests and rallies all over the country.
He urged the government to prioritise the concerns of ASUU and brought to an end the protracted industrial action.
The chairman appealed to the striking lecturers to intensify the campaign for proper funding of the educational sector and not limit the agitation to the welfare of their members alone.
He added that the leadership of NANS demanded a better deal for education of Nigeria masses, saying most of the children of the privileged now studied in private institutions and oversees.
” A lot of Nigerian students have lost a complete academic session due to this unwarranted dispute between the Federal Government and ASUU.
” Some have lost their lives or involved in one incident or the other due to the lingering ASUU strike of over seven months.
” For those misconstruing our struggle, we call on them to see reason with Nigerian students and join us in the struggle to save public education in the country,” he said.
Ojo stressed that the leadership of NANS would continue to ground all the nation’s public assets from roads to airports including Nigeria Ports Authority if government failed to do the needful.