NANS, the National Association of Nigerian Students are set to begin a mass action against the federal government, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU, and the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP).
This was revealed in a statement made available to OkayNG by the association’s president, Danielson Akpan, on Sunday.
The association in the statement blamed FG, ASUU and ASUP of not making appreciable steps in resolving the crises.
Akpan said the university lecturers are not showing enough commitment to end the lingering strike, stressing that staging a workout during negotiations with the government despite the latter meeting two out of their three demands.
The NANS leader said, include the non-payment of some academic staff salaries shortfall, non-release of operational license for NUPEMCO (Nigerian Universities Pension Management Company), and non-payment of earned academic allowances.
“The minor disagreement over figures in salaries shortfall which the FG claimed to be N15 billion as against ASUU’s N25 billion,” Akpan said.
“None of the issues mentioned above directly improves the lot of Nigerian students or infrastructure and basic amenities on our campuses. Again, the question, why are Nigerian Students made to suffer for the interests of ASUU or ASUP which doesn’t improve lots of Nigerian students arises,” He said
Akpan called on all structures and organs of the NANS to begin meetings and mobilisation immediately ahead of the mass action commencing on January 7, 2019.
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