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NANS Threatens Nationwide Protest If ASUU Resumes Strike 




The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has threatened to embark on massive protest should the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) resume its industrial strike action.

Speaking on Thursday, December 24, the newly-elected president of NANS, Sunday Asefon described as a slap the ASUU’s position that the strike was suspended “conditionally”.

NANS threatens nationwide protest if ASUU resumes strike

According to Asefon, NANS would not just fold its arm and watch should ASUU decide to resume its strike action. Asefon, noted that protest is the only language that the federal government and ASUU leaders understand.

Recall that ASSU who had been on strike for nine months announced the suspension of the strike action.

ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, announced the suspension of the strike during a press conference on Wednesday, December 23, after an 8-hour meeting with the representatives of the federal government led by the senior Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.

Asefon declared that students would take to the streets if ASUU resumes strike, describing as embarrassing and ridiculous the position of the lecturers’ body.

“It is a slap on us for ASUU to say they are calling off the strike conditionally. If they call it off conditionally, we will also put on hold our plan to engage the Federal Government and ASUU on a mass action.

“But if they also resume their strike, we will also go to the streets, if that is the only language they understand, we will speak it to them.”

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