The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has said it supports the academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in its negotiations with FG regarding the continued strike.
NANS President Danielson Akpan told news men that ASUU began an indefinite strike not only due to the Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system (IPPIS) issue, but because government had not fulfilled other agreements reached with ASUU.
“We can’t be against ASUU because we’ve urged government to fulfill up with the agreements reached with them. We followed up and played our part, but government didn’t comply. In fact, it’s not only ASUU that’s on strike, COEASU is on strike too,” Akpan said.
Penultimate weekend, ASUU said the strike, which has been on since March, would continue until government meets its demands.
Its President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said the union wants the federal government to implement the requirements assessment conducted in 2012 across the nation’s universities.
On protests by students regarding re-opening of faculties , Akpan noted that such would continue if nothing gets done.
“Students need to protest. Of course, a much bigger one is coming. Somebody called me and asked me to select a date in order that we will pack up everywhere,” he said.