NANS May Begin Nationwide Protest On Monday

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The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS may embark on a nationwide protest on Monday, following the disagreement between their lecturers and the Federal Government.

The Senate President of NANS, Comrade Taiwo Bamigbade said this on Thursday, adding that all the student union governments of universities had agreed and vowed to commence the protest on Monday if the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU and Federal Government fail to reach concrete agreement.

The ASUU has been on strike since Sunday over the failure of the Federal Government to implement the Memorandum of Understanding signed with them in 2009 and 2013.

Though, ASUU executives had been in a meeting with the officials of the Federal Government led by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu for about three days, they had not been able to reach a compromise.

Earlier, NANS gave the federal government 21-day-ultimatum to attend to their lecturers’ plights but it made a U-turn on Wednesday, saying it might begin a nationwide protest on Monday.

Bamigbade said: “When we commence the protest on Monday, we will not stop until ASUU and the Federal Government resolve the issue and call of the strike.

He noted that every student union president in each state of the federation had been empower to anchor the protest and it would be a total showdown.

“There is no going back in our struggle to emancipate Nigerian students from the shackles of oppression,” he said.

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