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Nigerian students are preparing to stage a nationwide demonstration on February 28th

The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has given the Federal Government a one-week ultimatum to resolve its disagreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) or face a nationwide strike by Nigerian students across the country. The leadership of the NANS made the announcement one week after promising to make its presence felt across the country.

Sunday Asefon, the president of the Nigerian National Sports Federation (NANS), who is currently in Sokoto with other NANS officials for the revision of the association’s constitution, made this announcement today, February 21, immediately after the conference. ASUU has determined that if their issues cannot be resolved between February 21 and February 25, Nigerian students will “organize’ and speak in a language that is understandable to government officials.’

He stated that the 28th of February has been set aside for national mass action, and that every student who is affected by the ongoing ASUU strike is urged to barricade and occupy all Federal roads, the office of the Minister of Education, and the office of the Minister of Labour on that day to demonstrate their solidarity.

Further, Asefon claimed that the Federal Government has been playing hide and seek with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) since 1999, when they signed the agreement with the academic union, and that NANS will not sit back and watch the government destroy tertiary education in the country.

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