ASUU Strike: Students threaten to disrupt political campaigns nationwide

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The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has threatened to disrupt all political campaigns across the country until the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) call-off the ongoing strike and students return to classrooms.

NANS National Taskforce Chairman, Ojo Olumide, announced this at a press conference in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Wednesday.

The announcement comes a few days before September 28, the official date for candidates to kick off their campaign as set by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

“Our blocking of access to public roads and ports is just a warning. If the government fails to conclude all the negotiations and agreement with ASUU within the frame of two weeks, they will witness more protests and rallies all over the country, they will also witness the annoyance, anger, and frustration of Nigerian students who have been at home for the past seven months.

“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 Nigerian students into depression. We say enough is enough, we can no longer bear the brunt of this avoidable crisis in our nation’s public ivory towers again,” he said.

Earlier this week, students in their numbers blocked the access roads to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, and the Ibadan-Ife Road making many passengers miss their flights.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has been on strike since February 14, 2022, as lecturers of public universities and the federal government couldnt reach an greement in their numerous meetings.

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