National Association of Nigeria Students NANS has issued a one week ultimatum to the Federal Government to resolve it’s disagreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU or face a Nationwide mass protest by all Nigeria students across the country.
President of the students association, Sunday Ashefon revealed this in Sokoto shortly after signing the reviewed Constitution of the association at the Sokoto state government house.
NANS is in Sokoto for it’s constitutional review conference where the association reviewed it’s forty years Constitution at the Sokoto state University.
The reviewed Constitution was signed at the Sokoto state government house in the presence of Sokoto state governor Aminu Tambuwal.
Mr. Ashefon said the students union has given the federal government between now and the 28th of February to meet and resolve the issue with ASUU or face a national mass action by Nigeria students.
He described as unfortunate the attitude of the federal government who he accused of playing hide and seek with ASUU after signing the agreement with the academic union in 1999.
According to him, the government has neglected the education system at the primary and secondary level.
Mr Ashefon cautioned that NANS is going to take all legal actions available in a bit to restoring the system of the education from the Primary to tertiary level.
Speaking earlier, Sokoto state governor Aminu Tambuwal appealed to the Academic Staff Union of University to find a way of resolving their disagreement without embarking on protest.
Governor Tambuwal also called on the federal government to find a way of meeting the demands of ASUU despite economic challenges facing the country.
He also advised the academic union to find a way of resolving the criss other than strike action that has affected the academic pursuit of Nigerian students.