Students Will Embark On Mass Protest If ASUU Resumes Strike –NANS

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The National Association of Nigerian Students has said its members would embark on a mass protest should the Academic Staff Union of Universities resume its just suspended strike.

NANS President, Sunday Asefon, stated this in an exclusive interview with The PUNCH on Thursday.

He said it is embarrassing and ridiculous for ASUU to threaten a fresh strike after wasting the academic time of Nigerian students for nine months.

The PUNCH had earlier reported that ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi, on Wednesday in Abuja, “conditionally” suspended its nine-month-long strike after a lot of foot-dragging in negotiations by the Federal Government and the lecturers.

Ogunyemi, who said the suspension of the strike takes effect from Thursday, December 24th, 2020, had also warned that the union would resume the industrial action without notice if the government failed in meeting its part of the agreement.

But the NANS president said, “Never again should we have a repeat of this strike and stakeholders must make commitments to ensure that this ugly scenario does not repeat itself.

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