The National Association of Nigerian
Students (NANS) has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of
Universities (ASUU) to consider the proposal made the Federal
Government and call off their ongoing strike.
The National Public Relations Officer (PRO) of NANS, Bestman
Okereafor, made the appeal in a statement made available to the News
Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Saturday.
The Federal Government team had engaged in dialogue with ASUU and
had agreed to set up a seven-man joint committee to look into all ASUU
The Federal Government had also agreed to release billions of naira to meet universities infrastructural needs.
The current agreement was reached after about 12 hours and 30 minutes of a closed door meeting in Abuja on Thursday.
“NANS is passionately appealing to ASUU to consider the offer made by
the Federal Government in the interest of Nigerian students.
“Even as NANS delegation shall be meeting with Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi,
the National President of ASUU and his executives next week on the
resumption of classes in the universities,’’ he said.
Okereafor noted that NANS conclusively wish to reassure our
compatriots that NANS under the watch of Aruna Kadiri is poised and
committed to giving a more proactive and responsive representation to
“We are optimistic that the storm in the universities will be over soonest,’’ he said.
NAN reports that the national leadership of ASUU, however, said
though it accepted the proposals presented the government but would
take the proposals to its members in various states and universities
The union would likely get back to the Federal Government within a week time.
source: Daily Trust