The Nationwide Association of Nigerian College students on Monday vowed to block all federal roads and airports within the nation to grunt the 12-week extension of the strike by the Academic Employees Union of Universities.
NANS President, Sunday Asefon, in a statement made on hand to our correspondent, condemned the voice of being inactive of the regime of the President, Main Weird and wonderful Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), over the industrial action which started on February 14, 2022.
Asefon affirmed that students of public universities would disrupt predominant elections and conventions by political events scheduled for Can even ending.
The PUNCH had earlier reported that ASUU, led by Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, on Monday, ended its ongoing strike for but any other 12 weeks to present the Federal Government time to resolve the entire infamous considerations.
The union said its contemporary industrial action came on the heels of the federal government’s failure to satisfactorily put into effect the Memorandum of Action it signed with the Union in December 2020 on renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU Settlement, deployment of the College Transparency and Accountability Resolution, Earned Academic Allowances, funding for revitalisation of public universities, withheld salaries, amongst others.
Reacting in its statement, NANS condemned the silence of the federal government and failure of the federal government officers to attain agreement with ASUU as a consequence of they couldn’t dangle enough money private institutions for their children.
The statement was titled, ‘ASUU Strike Extension: The silence of the Government and the ruling class; the nation must genuinely feel the warmth’.
The statement by Asefon partly read, “Having exhausted all window of constructive engagement with the federal government. I, on behalf of the nationwide management of NANS therefore portray Nationwide Action from Can even 10, 2023.
“The Nationwide Actions is tagged ‘Operation Check Bustle’ and will likely be held within the entire 36 states of the Federation. Federal roads across the 36 states will likely be occupied for no not up to three hours daily. The Operation will likely be a precursor to a entire shutdown which can be determined all the plan thru our Senate assembly/pre-conference on Saturday 14th Can even 2022.
“Our proposal to congress on the 14th will likely be total blockage of the airport roads across the nation and total disruption of political ranking collectively primaries, blockage of the nationwide assembly till they are committed to passing laws banning public location of labor holders from sending their children to varsity out of the country.
“By this release, all JCC Chairmen, Zonal Leaderships and stakeholders are directed to behave because it ought to be and verify total compliance to the directive of ‘Operation Check Bustle’ shut down the federal roads in your Issue, the nation must genuinely feel the warmth.”
NANS had earlier threatened fireplace and brimstone, censuring the Federal Government for abandoning students of public universities however politicians collectively with contemporary ministers dangle shunned the striking lecturers and protesting students.
But amid the strike, Minister of Issue for Training, Emeka Nwajiuba; as nicely as Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; each and every of the ruling All Progressives Congress lately picked up the ranking collectively’s N100m presidential nomination and expression of passion kinds every whereas school rooms remained shut for approximately three months this twelve months.
College students of public universities had also been at dwelling for 9 straight months in 2020 when ASUU and the Federal Government had a face-off over unpaid areas, sequence of fee platforms, amongst utterly different contentious considerations.
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