NANS Issued FG Nigeria 21-days Ultimatum Over ASUU Strike.
While ASUU is on indefinite strike, NASA is probably on it countdown to 21-days ultimatum to The Federal Government of Nigeria to take accurate action pertaining to ASUU demands for embarking on a recent indefinite nationwide strike, declared yesterday by the union National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi.
NANS however want the Federal Government to come up with concrete decision to tackle the strike. But come to think of it, is that strike is the only way the current government will take action when demands are expected, for sanction do not mean any thing to the current administration?
Another faction of NANS issued a 21-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to resolve outstanding issues with ASUU in the interest of Nigerian students.
Leader of the faction, Comrade Chinonso Obasi, who spoke to The Guardian yesterday in Abuja, described the breakdown in negotiations as a further proof that political leaders don’t care about their future. “It is with deep pain and regret that NANS received the news of another indefinite strike by ASUU over Federal Government’s indifference to their plight.”
Consequently, we wish to call on the government to do all it can to get ASUU back to the classrooms. According to Obasi, the demands of ASUU are reasonable and touch on the integrity of government, especially in the light of the fight against corruption.
The Executive Director, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), Adetokunbo Mumuni, urged the government to urgently resolve the issue with ASUU so as to abort the strike. He noted that the economic implication of such a strike would be enormous.
According to him, the students are always at the short end of the stick whenever strikes take place and they are becoming more too often. Former dean, faculty of law, Kogi State University, Prof. Allswell Osini Muzan thinks differently. He believes that there are issues giving rise to the strike and that they must be addressed.
His words: “Is it once in a while ASUU strike that causes economic consequences in this country? National ASUU has not embarked on a strike for more than three years. They embarked on a warning strike about a year ago and nothing came out of it. Kogi State University is just trying to come out of ASUU strike after seven whole months and nobody said anything about that. Journalists should be making critical commentaries and analysis of these issues.”