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Nigerian students threaten to halt political campaigns until ASUU ends strike

Political campaigns are set to commence of September 28, according to official timetable by INEC.

• September 21, 2022
Protesting Nigerian students
Protesting Nigerian students [Photo Credit: Daily Post Nigeria]

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has threatened to halt all political campaigns across the country until the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) suspends its strike.

Political campaigns are set to commence of September 28, according to official timetable by INEC.

Chairman of  NANS National Taskforce, Ojo Olumide, made the statement on Wednesday, during a press conference at Abeokuta, Ogun state.

The association said “our blocking of access to public roads and ports is just a warning”, noting that the failure of the federal government to conclude negotiations with ASUU within two weeks will result in more protests across the country.

“They will also witness the annoyance, anger and frustration of Nigerians Students who have been at home for the past seven months,” Mr Olumide warned.

“As we promise them that we will not allow any political campaign to hold across the country until we are back to class. This government has pushed so many Nigerians students into depression. We say enough is enough; we can no longer bear the brunt from this avoidable crisis in our nation public ivory towers again.” 

On Monday, the protesting students blocked major highways and the road leading to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

ASUU began a nationwide strike on February 14, 2022. 

The National Industrial Court on Wednesday ordered the striking lecturers to return to class in favour of a suit by the federal government.

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