Students give FG, ASUU 7-day ultimatum to end strike

by ‘Jola Sotubo

Students give FG, ASUU 7-day ultimatum to end strike

Nigerian students have had enough of staying at home due to the ASUU strike and they have made this clear by speaking out.

As a result of the almost two month old strike, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), yesterday issued a one-week ultimatum to the Federal Government and the union’s leadership to resolve their differences or face serious consequences.

According to reports, the students said if the impasse was not resolved within the next seven days, it will mobilize students on a nation-wide riot in what it described as ‘operation occupy Nigeria’.

The students’ body  appealed to ASUU to return to the classroom and continue negotiation with the Federal Government since the latter claimed to have released over N100 billion for infrastructural development and another N30 billion for allowances.

This was the highpoint of a protest by the students who blocked the Asaba end of the River Niger Bridge to press home their demands. The protest caused traffic snarl for several hours as the students stalled movements to the eastern part of the country even as those returning were barred.

NANS coordinator in the South-South and South-East, Comrade Chinonso Obasi, stated that students were at the receiving end of the strike and vowed that they would take their destinies in their own hands if the parties failed to reconcile within a week.

“We are appealing to ASUU that since  the Federal Government has been able to release N100 billion for infrastructural development and N30 billion for allowance, they should go back to classroom and continue their negotiation or agitation. This is our prayer and wish.

“We are giving them one week to open the schools or be ready to face corrosive consequences in form of nation-wide demonstration and riots. We are ready to mobilise for that and it will be operation occupy Nigeria,” he said.

Lamenting the effect of the strike,  Obasi said students have become prone to accidents on the  highways and the female students have been reduced to sex hawkers on the streets.

His words: “I stand to tell you that a lot of accidents have been recorded and 99.9% of the victims are Nigerian students. If they were in classrooms, they would not have fallen victims of road crashes.

“Our female students have become commercial sex hawkers on the streets in order to make ends meet. This colossal effect is more than what ASUU is agitating for. Hence, we can no longer fold our arms and watch things go wrong.”




Comments (5)

  1. “Our female students have become commercial sex hawkers on the streets in order to make ends meet. This colossal effect is more than what ASUU is agitating for. Hence, we can no longer fold our arms and watch things go wrong.”.

    Stupid people. Were the girls making money from the lecture rooms? What a foolish way of thinking! I am so disgusted that a student leader can think like this and utter this foolishness.

    1. @Oluwapelumi, To say female students are not making money from classroom you may be right, but to say student leader is totally wrong i won’t agree with that, cos the negative implication of a living being not doing anything is disastrous, any form of evil can come out of it. i guess you are ok in your own family that’s why you could not recorgnize that not all family’s are ok,Let me remind you before GEJ got to where he was today, he said he doesn’t have sandals to wear meaning Nigeria is something else from another side that may not be too feasible to you. So, allow people to xpress there grievances.

  2. ASUU’s agitations are genuine and their demands are correct. It behooves on the government that had an agreement with the union to come to terms and show seriousness to Nigerians that education should not be seek abroad anymore. It would amount to sheer mockery if ASUU calls off the strike without government showing good intent. Strike in Nigeria has become a daily nightmare which is highly inevitable. Danger is looming for those who can discern.

  3. Why govt nor fit pay dat amount, God purnish all d FG.

  4. yes that’s what we gon do being home has become very very annoying now send me one silly and useless errand I just wanna go back to school am bored pop getting on my nerves am not free to do whatever I just wanna be free my own rules no one bossing me around academically am jus perplexed my uni now almost 9months still first semester shey na pregnancy no exams yet while some had already finished the whole session and those that haven’t are preparing for their second semester exam am bored tired and very frustrated I just wanna be away from home where I get to be the real me no holds barred FUCK FG FUCK ASUU FUCK THE SYSTEM FUCK MY UNI clue OMO OLOWO UNIVERSITY

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