The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has threatened to cause a road blockade on Niger Bridge if the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is not called off by 30th January.
According to the Statement signed by the National Public Relations Officer of NANS, the threat was as a result of the latest stalemate of the FG-ASUU meeting held on Monday.
He said that despite the pleas of the apex students’ body, both parties did not eventually reach a agreement.
Mr Opeyemi said it took this next line of action after wide consultation with students.
“NANS has widely consulted and equally consolidated on the over 2months old strike and left with no option than to use the third C of aluta which is confrontation!
“We consider this strike that has negatively affected Nigerian Students as a deliberate attempt to disenfranchise Nigerian Students in the forthcoming general elections which will be completely resisted knowing fully well that millions of Nigerian students registered in the campus environments.”
“In lieu of this NANS presidency is fully supporting the largest zone in NANS, ZONE B, led by COMR. Okereke Godson C Bishop decision to resist the continued strike by relocating the Secretariat of NANS to the very busy Niger bridge on the 30th of January 2019.”
He said the blockade may also be extended to other parts of the country should the strike persist.
“This shall be extended to other zones until our students are returned back to campus.”
The union also backed the ASUU leadership on its proposition seeking to remove Mr Wale Babalakin as the head of the negotiations with the union.
“Finally we are joining our voice with ASUU in calling on the FG to consider replacing Wale Babalakin with immediate effect, as the head of the renegotiation team, as this team is yet to yield any fruitful result so far.”