ASUU Strike: NANS President reacts, vows to take drastic actions

alt=New NANS President, Sunday Asefon"

The President-elect of theNational Association of Nigerian Students, Sunday Asefon has expressed dissatisfaction over the ongoing strike by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

Sunday Asefon vowed to shut down all private universities in the country should the nine-month strike embarked on by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities continue.

The NANS president made this statement on Tuesday, while speaking on a PUNCH Online interview program, The Roundtable.

He lamented that the ongoing strike is the longest industrial action embarked on by the university lecturers.

According to him, NANS would engage the Federal Government representatives and ASUU leaders to find a lasting solution to resolve the stalemate in negotiations between the two arms.

The NANS president said after consultation with the two parties and should the strike not be called off as soon as possible, NANS would move in and shut down all tertiary institutions in the country.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has revealed that it has delivered on offers made to the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

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This was in reaction to the claim by the ASUU President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, that the government had failed to deliver on offers made to the union.

Ogunyemi had blamed the FG for the union’s failure to call off the strike, noting that the lecturers would not return to classes until their salary arrears were paid.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, on Tuesday, however, revealed that ASUU agreed at their last meeting with the government team on November 27 to call off their nine-month-old strike before December 9.

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