The New President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Sunday Asefon talks tough days after assuming office as he vows that the NANS will shut down all tertiary institutions in the country should the nine-month strike embarked upon by the members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities persist and an impasse isn’t reached very soon.
Mr Sunday Asefon made this statement during his interview with The Punch, in its online programme, The Roundtable. Mr Asefon lamented during the interview that the strike is the longest industrial action eve embarked on by members of the Academic Staff Unions.
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According to newly elected NANS President, he said the Association will engage with the Federal Government representatives and the leaders of the Academic Staff Union in a bid to find a lasting solution of the recurring ASUU strike and help find ways to resolve the stalemate in negotiations between the two disputing sides.
The NANS president said after consultation with the two parties and should the strike not be called off as soon as possible, NANS would move in and shut down all tertiary institutions in the country.
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