The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has ordered a protest abrasions the ongoing strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
NANS gave an ultimatum for ASUU to call off the strike they embarked on since February 14 and extended it by further 2 months after the elapse of the first four weeks on March 14.
However, ASUU did not back down on the strike but rather took a stand on their demand.
With the latest development, NANS President Sunday Asefon on Friday ordered students to occupy the streets of Abuja with their cooking pots, mattresses and other personal effects to protest the unending strike.
NANS Give Protest Order
In a letter to the zonal coordinators of the student union titled ‘Urgent Notice Of Immediate Commencement Of Mobilisation’.
The letter read, “Sequel to our ultimatum issued to Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities to find a lasting solution to their face-off for our university to reopen on or before 28th March 2022.
“With no hope in sight for resumption of academic activities on our campuses, you are by this notice directed to commence immediately, mass mobilization of students to resume their academic activities on the newly created University of Street, Abuja.
“Students are enjoined to come along with their cooking utensils, mattresses, mosquito-treated net and other needed logistics to make the stay conducive as the protest may last longer than expected until campuses are reopened.
“The Coordinator of NANS Zone C, Abah Owoicho has been appointed as Registrar of the New University of Abuja Street and coordinator of the mass occupational protest.
“While looking forward to your swift consideration for immediate action, please accept our regards.”