The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to consider the offer
made by the Federal Government and suspend their ongoing strike.
The Federal Government delegates had engaged in dialogue with ASUU. The most recent dialogue was a closed door meeting which took place in Abuja on Thursday lasting for more than 12hours.
The appeal was made on saturday by The National Public Relations Officer (PRO) of NANS, Bestman Okereafor, in a statement made available to newsmen in Enugu.
“NANS is passionately appealing to ASUU to consider the offer made by the Federal Government in the interest of Nigerian students. “Even as NANS delegation shall be meeting with Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, the National President of ASUU and his executives next week on the resumption of classes in the universities,’’ he said.
Okereafor noted that NANS conclusively wish to reassure our compatriots that NANS under the watch of Aruna Kadiri is poised and committed to giving a more proactive and responsive representation to students. “We are optimistic that the storm in the universities will be over soonest,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, ASUU leadership said it would likely get back to the Federal Government within a week time on matters relating to the strike .