Following the protracted industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the National Association of Nigerian Students has appealed to the body to accept Federal Government’s offer and call off the strike.
NANS made the appeal, in a statement by its National Public Relations Officer, Comrade Bestman Okereafor, on Saturday.
The statement reads, “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.”
NANS also wish “to reassure our compatriots that NANS under the watch of Comrade Aruna Kadiri is poised and committed to giving a more proactive and responsive representation to students.
“We are optimistic that the storm in the universities will be over soonest.”
ASUU had on August 14 announced the commencement of an indefinite strike, following the failure of the Federal Government to meet some of its demands.
Against this backdrop, delegates of the Federal Government had on Thursday met with ASUU and agreed to set up a seven-man joint committee to look into ASUU demands and also release funds for infrastructural needs in universities.
ASUU delegates at the meeting accepted the offer but they would take the proposal to their members in various states and universities chapters.