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Nigerian students threaten violence on Tuesday if ASUU strike continues

“They cannot continue to be wasting our time. When two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.”

• February 28, 2022
Nigerian students protest ASUU strike
Nigerian students protest ASUU strike [Photo credit: The Whistler NG]

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has threatened to “go violent” from Tuesday if the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike continues.

NANS members from Zone B made the threat on Monday while protesting at the Nigeria Union of Journalists Press Centre, Iyaganku, Ibadan.

Led by its South-West coordinator, Steven Tegbe, the association advised the federal government and ASUU to resolve their crisis for the sake of the students.

“Unfortunately, we students are always at the receiving end. If the federal government and ASUU refuse to resolve on Monday, we won’t hesitate to go violent on Tuesday,” Mr Tegbe said on behalf of the association.

It said that there was no need for a strike if issues were settled amicably.

“They cannot continue to be wasting our time. When two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.

“We are appealing to the federal government to respect the agreement and ASUU to be decisive in spending when their demands are met.”

The association said the protest will be held continuously across the country until students’ demands are met.

The students carried placards with various inscriptions some of which are: “FG and ASUU stop the madness”, and “Stop the strike and revitalise our education”. 


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