Thursday, January 3, 2019

If ASUU Strike Is Called Off Without Problems Resolved, We Will Distrupt 2019 Elections, NANS President Promises

The President, National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Comrade Danielson Akpan, has warned that if the face-off between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, was not resolved and the ongoing strike called off, on 7th January 2019, the students body would mobilise students across the country to halt commercial activities and the February general elections.

Akpan who spoke to Vanguard described ASUU as a selfish and hypocritical union, adding that while it agitates openly for funds for infrastructure development in Nigerian universities, their primary motive for the industrial action is the payment of their earned allowances.

He argued that on several occasions when the Federal Government permitted the students’ union to attend the negotiation meetings it had with ASUU, the leadership of ASUU rejected.

According to him, if there was nothing ASUU was hiding from the students’ union, why would it on two occasions reject their representatives? Not even the journalists had ASUU at any time allowed in their meeting.

“ASUU said they are fighting for the students and at the same time denied students’ union representatives access to the negotiation meeting to contribute to the discussion or even act as observers.

“It is only in Nigeria that you have education sector sold into strike as it were, without recourse to the students; without giving a thought to the challenges it brings to the sector. Our people fail to understand that incessant strike reduces the quality of education.

“How do you expect a student that has been at home for two months to be able to cope with academics? People study, knowing that there are lectures, assignments and may be in preparation for examinations.”

To the government, Akpan said: “The government cannot constantly reach agreement and floor the agreement, it is unacceptable.


  1. Everything is just not right in this country

  2. The members of ASUU are fighting 4 their own selfish gain, not for d growth of education in d country. They will never see good.

  3. Enter your comment...Buhari must have tipped NANS today. Sorry Nigerian students, you don't have leaders

  4. The so-called asuu are not considerate.So they can toy with our future in d name infrastructure

  5. Enter your comment...God help our educational sector, bring justice to every thing done unjustly..

  6. The problem all comes from asuu, fg and the so called nans who has been chipped by fg....all are working for their selfish interest

  7. Enter your comment... Thunder will strike you guys and your children outside the contries since we are less important to you people😠😠😠yeye leaders

  8. Enter your comment...FG should fulfill agreement made with ASUU.period