NANS Dares ASUU To Embark On Another Strike

ASUU Strike Latest: Union Denies Suspending Its Eight Months Old Strike

NANS Dares ASUU To Embark On Another Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been warned by The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) against resuming its just suspended strike.

Recall that ASUU on Wednesday halted its 10-month old strike after reaching an agreement with the federal government.

The President of ASUU, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, however, warned that if the government fails to fulfil its promises the union would resume the strike without notice.

While speaking to The Punch, on Thursday, NANS President, Sunday Asefon described the threat by ASUU as embarrassing and ridiculous.

According to the NANS president, ASUU wasted the academic time of Nigerian students for ten months.

Asefon said:

 “It is a slap on us for ASUU to say they are calling off the strike conditionally. If they call it off conditionally, we will also put on hold our plan to engage the Federal Government and ASUU on mass action. But if they also resume their strike, we will also go to the streets, if that is the only language they understand, we will speak it to them.”

Also recall that ASUU had also told the federal government that it would not return to classes unless the President Muhammadu Buhari provide conducive teaching environment in line with COVID-19 protocols.

Ogunyemi stated this while speaking with newsmen in Abuja, after announcing an end to the nine months strike.

The ASUU President said:

 “We usually said we did not close the universities, the government remains the owner of the universities, be it state or federal.”

 “As far as we are concerned, we are ready to resume classes. But the government should make the environment conducive for us to work within the context of the emerging trend of COVID-19.”

 “So, we can’t tell the government not to open but we have the right to insist that the COVID-19 protocols should be observed and the requirements for observing the protocols should be met.”

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