ASUU Strike: NANS Reveals Their Interest

THE National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has said it priority at the moment is not about justifying whether the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, should be suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari or not but how to see that the members of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU and their counterparts in the polytechnics call off their strikes and academic activities commence at the various campuses.

The students who said they had tired staying idle at home following the ongoing three-month-old industrial actions by their lecturers said they just want to go back to class and continue with their studies.

The National Public Relations Officer of the union who is a student of the University of Ibadan, Mr Bestman Okereafor, stated this on Wednesday while reacting to a purported protest of Onnoghen’s suspension by some acclaimed students in Nasarrawa State.

According to him, NANS has never organised (nor having the intention of organising) any protest against the suspension of CJN and any group who claimed to be students and had done so, did that on their own for personal gains.

Okereafor told Nigerian Tribune exclusively that as bonafide Nigerian students in tertiary institutions and leaders, NANS is not only distance itself from what he called disgraceful protest calling for the reinstatement of Onnoghen, but also condemned such call in its entirety.

Though while we keep clamouring for the respect of the rule of law both in the public and private settings of our national life, he explained, the priority on NANs table at this moment remains a call to the Federal Government to yield to the terms put before it by ASUU and ASUP so that we go back to class.

“We have wasted our valuable times on these avoidable strikes,” he said.

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