The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has given the federal government a seven-day ultimatum to address issues with the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU or face mass action.
ASUU declared an indefinite strike on Sunday, November 4th to press home their demands for better funding for tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
The Federal government has however stated that it cannot fulfill the demands of ASUU at the moment as it does not have the financial power to meet the demands of the union.
He pointed out that the crash in the prices of oil globally has adversely affected all sectors of the economy, including education.
However, speaking at a press conference in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Tuesday, November 6th, NANS spokesperson, Azeez Adeyemi, said students would not fold their arms and watch their future mortgaged by the “lackadaisical approach towards education at all levels in the country by the government.”
“We will not fold our arms and allow our institutions to be short for months again because of Federal Government insensitivity and lackadaisical approach towards education at all level in Nigeria.” he said
He commended the resilience of the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union that had been on strike in the past two months.