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National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has vowed to embark on sustained, indefinite nationwide protest on August 21 should ASUU and the Federal Government fail to reach a compromise and call off the strike.


It described the Federal Government’s attitude towards the education sector as sardonic and satanic.

Speaking with Vanguard, yesterday, its Senate President, Comrade Taiwo Bamigbade, said after due consultation with various Students Union Government that constitute the Senate Arm of National Association of Nigerian Students, the association agreed to embark on a national protest.

He said: “When we commence the protest on Monday, we will not stop until ASUU and the Federal Government resolve the issue and call of the strike.

“We have agreed that all Students Union Governments in various institutions would join forces to begin the national protest, if by Sunday the Federal Government fails to reach a compromise with the leadership of ASUU.”

According to him, the Students Union Government President of each state would anchor

the protest.

He said further:  ‘’We are resolute in our quest to secure and protect our future from being ruined. There is no going back in our struggle to emancipate Nigerian students from the shackles of oppressions.’’

However, Vanguard investigations revealed that students from the University of Lagos, UNILAG, and the Federal University of Technology, Akure, yesterday had a period of lecture each which was against ASUU directives

In his reaction, the Chair, UNILAG-ASUU, Dr Laja Odukoya, said there was no teaching in UNILAG, adding that the two lecturers who tried to teach students were stopped and they complied.

He, however, agreed that there were lectures on Tuesday, adding that UNILAG-ASUU officially joined the strike 12 noon Tuesday after their NEC meeting on campus.



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