Why We Stopped Protests Over Lecturers’ Action – NANS


The National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) has explained why it has suspended its nationwide protests over the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

NANS accused the Federal Government of sabotaging the genuine protests to compel the lecturers to reopen public universities.

ASUU on February 14 embarked on a one-month strike which it later rolled into two months.

NANS Senate President, Chuks Okafor, in a statement on Friday, said: “In the area of ASUU strike. We have done our best in liaising with government agencies but we can only take the horse to the stream but you cannot force it. But as the leadership of Nigerian students, we will keep reaching out to the government and leadership of ASUU to ensure this strike is called off soonest.”

Okafor also expressed concern over the inability of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to obey the Supreme Court judgement of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) leadership since the 9th of May, 2022.

The student body called on the INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu to immediately implement the judgement of the Supreme Court on APGA leadership without bias or face mass action.ax

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