NANS begins protest, orders students to occupy Abuja streets with cooking pots over ASUU strike.
Written by News Room on March 26, 2022
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) ordered students to occupy the streets of Abuja with their cooking pots, mattresses and other personal effects to protest the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
NANS President, Sunday Asefon, made this known in a letter to zonal coordinators of the union. The letter was titled, ‘Urgent Notice of Immediate Commencement of Mobilisation’ and dated March 25, 2022.
It read, Sequel to our ultimatum issued to Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities to find lasting solution to their face-off for our university to reopen on or before 28th March 2022.
With no hope in sight for resumption of academic activities on our campuses, you are by this notice directed to commence immediately, mass mobilization of students to resume their academic activities on the newly created University of Street, Abuja.
Students were enjoined to come along with their cooking utensils, mattresses, mosquito-treated net and other needed logistics to make the stay conducive as the protest may last longer than expected until campuses are reopened.
The Coordinator of NANS Zone C, Abah Owoicho has been appointed as Registrar of the New University of Abuja Street and coordinator of the mass occupational protest.