The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students- NANS have been urged to explore all reasonable means to persuade the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities- ASUU to come to terms and call off the lingering strike by the union for the interest of the nation.
Speaking with Planet News over the recent meeting of the union with President Muhamadu Buhari and the plans by the students’ body to engage in nationwide demonstration, some students in Uyo commended the moves while others however advised NANS to tread with caution and not get compromised in the process.
While recounting the impact of the strike on them, our correspondent Jane Uwa reports that the students further appealed to the federal government and ASSU to reach an agreement and end the action which they said have negatively affected their studies.
Recall that NANS had issued a noticed to all its structures and organs to commence mobilization for mass action against the federal government, ASSU and the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics-ASUP from today January 7.
A statement by the association’s president, Danielson Akpan, says the demonstration was in condemnation of the lack of efforts by the government, ASUU and ASUP to make appreciable steps in resolving the crises. Akpan further accused the university lecturers of not showing enough commitment to end the strike, saying they staged a workout during negotiations with the government despite the latter meeting two out of their three demands.