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NANS Condemns ASUU Strike Extension, Calls For Nationwide Protest

The President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Comrade Sunday Asefon has totally condemned the strike extension and declared a nationwide protest.

Asefon said this through a memo released by his office, following the Academic Academic Staff Union University’s announcement that it has extended its strike for 12 more weeks.

According to him, “The three-month extension of the strike is totally condemned. The failure of the government to reach an agreement with ASUU underscores their lack of concern and empathy to the plight of the common men and women of our nation who couldn’t afford private tertiary institutions.”

He stated that “Having exhausted all windows of constructive engagement with the government. I, on behalf of the national leadership of NANS, therefore, declare National Action from tomorrow 10th. The national action tagged “Operation Test Run” shall be held in all the 36 states of the federation. Federal roads across the 36 states shall be occupied for a minimum of 3hrs. The Operation shall be a precursor to a total shutdown that will be decided during our Senate meeting/pre-convention on Saturday 14th May 2022. Our decision from the pre-convention shall be binding. The action shall be total as the extension of the ASUU strike is a direct declaration of war by the Federal Government against university students in Nigeria.”

Furthermore, he said the association and its members will embark on a nationwide protest until the federal government and ASUU resolve all issues.

“By this release, all JCC Chairmen, Zonal Leaderships and Stakeholders are directed to act appropriately and ensure total compliance to the directive of “Operation Test Run” Shut down the federal roads in your state, the nation must feel the heat.”

“I, therefore, call on NLC, TUC and Civil Society organisations to join us to salvage the remaining crackers of our public tertiary education in Nigeria.

Let me assure you, I will lead from the front.”

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