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Strike: NANS To Engage FG Over ASUU Demands

Strike: NANS To Engage FG Over ASUU Demands

Strike: NANS To Engage FG Over ASUU Demands

Strike: NANS To Engage FG Over ASUU Demands

The National Association of Nigerian Students plans to speak with Ministers of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige and Adamu Adamu on rumors that the Federal Government lacks the resources to meet the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, which is currently on strike.

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However, the student body has distanced itself from an allegation that certain “faceless students” want Godwin Emefiele, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, fired.

Odiahi Ikhine, the association’s vice president for special duties, said during a news conference on Monday in Abuja that the students were upset by remarks attributed to Festus Keyamo, the minister of state for labor and employment, in which he claimed that the government lacked the resources to meet ASUU’s demands.

Strike: NANS To Engage FG Over ASUU Demands

Keyamo was said to have asked parents to beg ASUU to call off the strike because the government could not afford the 1.2 trillion demands of the union as proposed by the Emeritus Professor Nimi Briggs Committee on the renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement.

Ikhine said the leadership of the Association would meet with Adamu and Ngige to know exactly what was happening after President Buhari gave a directive that the strike be resolved within two weeks and government officials were coming out to say that there was no money to meet the demands of the union.

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He vowed that the students would not relent in their efforts to ensure the right thing is done.

“On the issue of the ASUU strike, we as an organization have been doing our best. We have been able to pressure the government and just recently the NLC called for a protest and we joined them. As it is, we are not relenting.

Strike: NANS To Engage FG Over ASUU Demands

The National Association of Nigerian Students is set to engage the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, and Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, over alleged reports that the Federal Government has no money to meet the demands of the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities.

The student body has, however, dissociated itself from a report calling for the sack of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, by some “faceless students.”

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The association’s Vice President (Special Duties), Odiahi Ikhine, who addressed a news conference on Monday in Abuja, said the students were unhappy with comments credited to the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, that the government had no money to meet the demands of ASUU.

Keyamo was said to have asked parents to beg ASUU to call off the strike because the government could not afford the 1.2 trillion demands of the union as proposed by the Emeritus Professor Nimi Briggs Committee on the renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement.

Strike: NANS To Engage FG Over ASUU Demands

Ikhine said the leadership of the Association would meet with Adamu and Ngige to know exactly what was happening after President Buhari gave a directive that the strike be resolved within two weeks and government officials were coming out to say that there was no money to meet the demands of the union.

He vowed that the students would not relent in their efforts to ensure the right thing is done.

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“On the issue of ASUU strike, we as an organization have been doing our best. We have been able to pressure the government and just recently the NLC called for a protest and we joined them. As it is, we are not relenting.


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