ASUU STRIKE: NANS THREATENS TO DISRUPT 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS
Chinwe Ugele, Umuahia.
National Association of Nigeria students, (NANS), has warned the federal government not to test its patience any further with the on-going face-off with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU).
The Academic Staff Union of Universities on the 14th of November resumed an indefinite industrial action over non implementation of agreements reached with the federal government.
The association in a peaceful protest in Umuahia, the Abia state capital led by the Zonal Representative of NANS, zone B and student of Michael Okpara University of agriculture, Umudike, (MOUAU), Comrade Cockey Nwachukwu, said the government is taking the students for granted, hence the neglect of higher institutions in the country.
He said that they will not accept any form of hike in tuition fees by the government, and urged the government to pay attention to the state of infrastructure in the higher institutions across the country.
He decried the plight of some of their fellow students who face insecurity in their various institutions and called on the government to fix the issues of insecurity across the country.
The student comrade further explained that their agitation has nothing to with politics, and rather enjoined all students of voting age to effectively utilize their permanent voter registration card by 2019 to speak.
Students from Abia state university, Uturu, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia state Polytechnic, Aba and School Health College joined in the rally tagged “Save Education Rally”.