End ASUU Strike or Forget Political Activities in Abuja
FCT, Abuja – The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) says there will be no presidential primaries in Abuja until the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) resolve their differences and call off the strike action.
This was made known in a statement sent to Legit on Sunday, May 1 by NANS president, Comrade Sunday Asefon.
Part of the statement read:
“We have given mediators time to prevail on the federal government to resolve issues with ASUU and ensure our students resume to their different campuses but it seems all mediation failed or failing as the case may be.
“We have also in the past weeks seeing those saddled with great responsibility in the education sector and those saddled with responsibilities of resolving labour crises declaring interest to contest for the seat of the president come 2023.
“We are surprised by their effrontery and total disrespect to the Nigerian people for having the courage to even mute the idea of contesting talkless of picking up the N100 million presidential form while students languish at home because of their collective failures.
“Politicians have shown no concern for the plight of the students but are only busy with their selfish and inordinate ambitions to become the next president.
“Let me say without mincing words, the two major political parties should forget any political gathering in Abuja or elsewhere except there is a solution to the lingering ASUU strike. We will frustrate all the activities leading to the selection of party candidates if we remain on strike.
“We also want to advise the government and the politicians who are busy campaigning to be president to either resolve the ASUU crises or give direct orders to the security operative to shoot us at site during party conventions to select a presidential candidate.
“If we remain on strike, they should just forget it. In short, End ASUU strike now or forget about party primaries.”