ASUU News Today (20th Nov 2018) – As of today 20th day of November, ASUU is still on strike as meeting with fg ended in deadluck…
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2019 poll: NANS warns Buhari over ASUU strike
The National Association of Nigerian Students has vowed to scupper Muhammadu Buhari’s chances of winning the 2019 presidential election if the President refuses to meet the Academic Staff Union of Universities and Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union’s demands.
NANS’ National Public Relations Officer, Azeez Adeyemi, said this on Monday after a peaceful protest by the association in Abeokuta, Ogun State, over the Federal Government’s alleged refusal to meet ASUU and COEASU’s demands.
Adeyemi told reporters at the Nigeria Union of Journalists Ogun State Secretariat, Abeokuta, they would continue to protest until the Federal Government resolves its problems with ASUU and COEASU.
He said, “We won’t continue to serve a government that does not understand the value of education. If you choose not to yield to the demands of ASUU and COEASU, we will continue our protest.
“Mr. President, NANS is giving you this for free that, come 2019, we are going to show you the road through our votes to Daura if after today’s nationwide protest, you still refuse to respect the voice of over 50 million Nigerian students.
“We hereby call on the Federal Government to meet the demands of ASUU and COEASU, because, we have resolved not to go back on this struggle.”
Adeyemi also accused the Buhari government of poor budgeting for the education sector.
He said, “Our universities, polytechnics, Colleges of Education’s laboratories are outdated, no research apparatus, our lecture rooms are dilapidated.”