Strike: FG irresponsible, NANS says, continues protest Wednesday
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Following its protest on Tuesday that grounded the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, the National Association of Nigerian Students appears to be relentless in seeking the urgent resolution of the ongoing strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
The student body has therefore announced the continuation of its protest for Wednesday.
In a statement signed by the National Public Relations Officer of NANS, Giwa Temitope, Tuesday night, sent to The PUNCH, NANS said it would be converging at popular Iwo Road roundabout in Ibadan on Wednesday to continue its protest.
NANS said the Federal Government had shown “crass irresponsibility” regarding the strike.
“In sustaining the #EndASUUStrikeNow struggle, which commenced today, we call on all Nigerian students, parents and workers to join us in Ibadan tomorrow as we continue the agitation.
“ASUU strike has been on for exactly seven months with the Federal Government showing crass irresponsibility.
“For the past seven months, a total of 15 negotiations have been done with no tangible result. The Federal Government has displayed their unreadiness towards committing to the wellbeing of lecturers and the funding of the educational sector.
“Nigerian students have had enough of staying at home. We will not allow our rulers to use their irresponsibility to kill the future of Nigerian students,” the statement read partly, asking students to converge at Iwo Road, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.