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NANS threatens violent protest over ASUU/FG face-off

By Enyim Enyim

Onitsha – The National Association of Nigerian Students(NANS) has called on the Federal Government to quickly end the on going Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike to avoid an impending violent protest by the students nationwide.

The Vice President (external affairs) of the union, Mr Igwinyiga Ifeanyi, who spoke to reporters on the issue after the NANS Zone B convention held at Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe, Anambra state,  said the students were tired of government inaction to resolve the matter.

“Our being patient does not mean that we (NANS) can not employ the confrontational aspect of NANS, like protesting on the streets. You cannot mortgage our future and we sit down, fold our hands and watch”, he said.

The students union body from the 235 higher institutions in the South East and South South, converged at  Nwafor Orizu College of Education, for their annual convention and also elected new executive for the zone, apparently because of the peace and security that had been restored in the Collage by the Provost, Prof. Fidelis Okafor.

Ifeanyi said the students had lost 42 months to incessant  ASUU strikes and called on the Federal Government and the National Assembly to as a matter of urgency, address the issue once and for all.


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