The National President, National Association of Nigerian Students(NANS), Comrade Danielson Bamidele AKPAN, has cancelled his official trip to Liberia as a result of the strike action embarked on by Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) earlier today. The leadership of NANS was to jet out of the country to attend the inauguration of Liberia Students Union and also meet President Weah of Liberia, among other international engagements.
The President said it will be wrong for him to leave the country while his house is on fire. “It will be indiscernible for me to leave the country while academic activities are grounded across the country. What we envisaged was the NLC strike only for the ASUU strike to come up and this affects us directly. This strike met us as a surprise.
However, I have been conversing with the National leadership of ASUU and it’s been fruitful, we have a working relationship. We are doing all we can to meet the Federal Government through the Minister of Education and we hope it will all be over soon.”
The President also admonished his fellow students to be law abiding and stay calm as he hope activities will resume as soon as possible. The NANS leadership shall make an official statement in few hours on the said ASUU strike.
Wande T. Ajayi
Chief Press Secretary to the NANS President.