NANS threatens to shut down government agencies due to prolonged ASUU strike

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The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Area D on Monday May 23 threatened to shut down key government agencies if the confrontation between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government continues.

“We plan to block government organizations that generate money for them if the ASUU issue is not resolved.

“We protested on this issue by occupying the main roads in the southwest, but we believe that if we immobilize other places, the government will do something against the strike,” said the coordinator of the southwest zone of the NANS, Adegboye Olatunji.

Mr Olatunji said it was time for the two sides to come together to resolve the issues that led to the strike, as the students were the beneficiaries, NAN reports..

Also speaking on the alleged N80 billion fraud by the Federation Accountant General, Ahmed Idris, Chairman of the NANS Joint Campus Committee (JCC), Damilola Kehinde said it was a slap in the face to the integrity of the country when the students were home due to the ASUU strike.

“We have been at the forefront of the ASUU fight since it started. We have closed most federal highways in the southwest, lobbying for the federal government to listen to the fate of ASUU.

“If government officials or politicians can upgrade themselves every three months, spending billions of naira on clothing allowances, I don’t think it’s wrong to equip our academics as well.

“What ASUU is asking for is no match for what one person is hijacking. I think it is high time the government stood up and used some of these people as a deterrent to others,” he said.

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