The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has lauded the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for calling off the three-month-old industrial action in universities.
NANS’ National Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr Bestman Okereafor, gave the commendation in a statement issued on Friday in Enugu.
“We wish to commend this positive gesture by the Federal Government and ASUU, even though we have engaged both parties during the cause of the three months old strike.
“We significantly used the third C of ALUTA via the Jan. 30, Niger Bridge protest organized by NANS Zone B with the full support of other zonal coordinators.
“Our commendation is however based on the facts that university students can now go back to school to continue their academic pursuit, even as the suspension of the long strike will give students the opportunity to exercise their franchise in the forthcoming election,’’ he said.
According to him, NANS is passionately appealing to the Federal Government to find a lasting solution to the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) strike soonest, to allow the polytechnic students to get back to school.
“NANS is finally calling on the government to find long lasting solution to the issues of incessant strike actions in higher institutions as it has been doing more harm than good to students,’’ he said.