The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) says it would launch mass protests if the University Academic Staff Union (ASUU) continues its recently suspended strike.
Biodun Ogunyemi, president of ASUU, had a “conditional” on Wednesday canceled a 9-month-old union strike.
However, he warned that the union would start another industrial action if the federal government did not abide by its agreement with it.
Developments since then have sparked fierce controversy, with many students calling out the federal government and the union for constantly stopping academic activities at public universities.
Reacting to developments on Thursday, Asefon, the president of NANS, said that the body would not hesitate to declare mass action if ASUU continues with the strike as endangered.
“If they continue the strike, we Nigerian students will continue with the mass action that was previously conditionally suspended. So, if they go on a new strike, we will also start shutting down the system as we promised before, ”he told TheCable Lifestyle.
However, he expressed optimism that ASUU will not continue the strike, given that the students stay at home for months.
“I assure you that ASUU will not start a new strike. The federal government will honor its agreement with the union, ”he added.
“As a sister union, ASUU knows that students have been at home for a long time and that they are not happy about it. The lecturers were missed by the students and vice versa, so it’s nice to get them back together. “
The NANS president continued to join the federal government and ASUU to find friendly ways to solve the problem to avoid incessant strikes.
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