The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), in a statement signed by the National Public Relations Officer, Mr Bestman Okereafor, on Friday in Enugu has pleaded with the Federal Government to take necessary actions concerning the current ASUU strike and end it as quickly as possible.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) which declared an indefinite and total nationwide strike on Sunday the 4th of November, to protest the poor funding of Nigerian universities, had accused the government of not implementing the Memorandum of Action signed with it.
Okereafor urged the Federal Government to look into ASUU demands and go into resolving the issues urgently without further delay, bearing the interest of all Nigerian students in mind, as well as to avoid disruptions to the academic calendar of the institutions.
ASUU with the support of several Nigerian Universities has decided to keep fighting for its demands which include renegotiation of the 2009 FG/ASUU agreement, non-payment of N1.3 trillion NEEDS assessment funds, earned academic allowances, issue of pension administration and other contending outstanding issues.
Academic activities in several Universities across the country are still on hold.