NANS Threatens to Block Federal Roads in Oyo Over Unresolved ASUU Strike

Following the meeting of the Minister of Education with the protesting National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), members of the Zone B arm of the body has threatened to block all federal government roads in Oyo from Tomorrow, March 1st, 2022; if the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike continues.

The Minister, Prof. Adamu Adamu was said to have walked out on the students today as their meeting ended in deadlock.

The Zone B members spoke while protesting at the Nigeria Union of Journalists Press Centre, Iyaganku, Ibadan.

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The association led by its Southwest Coordinator, Steven Tegbe advised the Federal Government and ASUU to resolve their crisis for the sake of students.

It said that there was no need for strike if issues were settled amicably.

The protesting students also carried placards with various inscriptions like: “FG and ASUU stop the madness”, and “Stop the strike and revitalise our education”.

Tegbe said on behalf of the association, “We are holding our peaceful demonstration here today because of the lingering crisis between ASUU and the Federal Government, which has been a reoccurring event over the years.

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“Unfortunately, we students are always at the receiving end. If the federal government and ASUU refuse to resolve on Monday, we won’t hesitate to go violent on Tuesday.

“They cannot continue to be wasting our time. When two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.

“We are appealing to the Federal Government to respect agreement and ASUU to be decisive in spending, when their demands are met.

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“There are ways to deal with issues rather than going on strike.

“We want to see the projects that ASUU is carrying out with the subventions received from the Federal Government,” Tegbe said on behalf of the association.

According to the association, the protest will be held continuously across the country, until students’ demands are met.


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