By Uzair Adam Imam
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has threatened to occupy all roads to Abuja Monday if the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ’s strike is not brought to an end.
The association stated that the protest would involve students, parents and civil servants.
The Vice President of the Union, Comrade Yazid Tanko Muhammad, disclosed this to BBC Hausa on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.
He added that they would all gather to tell the world the situation they are facing in the country with regards to their education.
Muhammad also reiterated that the protest had become necessary to rescue the country’s educational system from incessant strike actions.
Comrade Yazid Tanko Muhammad said: “The reason we choose to embark on a protest is that it is the only language that can be understood, and it is the only way we can show the world our situations and feelings towards the strike.
“So, it is a protest which, if we start, will not stop until the issues are resolved, and the lecturers resume work.
“So we will block the roads linking Abuja from Kogi, Abuja from Kaduna and Abuja from Nasarawa states.
“That means we will block the whole Abuja on that day. We will also block the Federal Secretariat.
“That is why we are calling on Mr President to show concern and solidarity to us by not attending to work on that day.
“He should please remain at home. Since everyone is a student, either a Minister, Senator, House of Representatives member, they were all students before they reached the level they are now.
“So, we are doing this because of the future of our education and the country.
“We can’t just stay at home and watch. No country in the world can go on strike for a whole month without any concrete reasons like a pandemic or similar things,” he stated.
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