The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) announces its support for the NLC National Solidarity Demonstration
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has declared its support for the two-day march planned by the Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC) in solidarity with the striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) .
Fellow NANS President, Sunday Asefon made the statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
The NLC leaders were praised by him for their tenacity and determination to work with well-meaning Nigerians to demand an end to the prolonged ASUU strike.
He said, “Although NANS has organized several protests in the past without tangible results, our advocacy and consultation efforts have also been in vain. We have activated political solutions and are optimistic that an end is imminent.
“However, we fully support the protest planned by the NLC, as we believe it will stem the advocacy and help put enough pressure on the federal government to do whatever is necessary to end the strike.”
“Therefore, I urge all NANS structures across the country to step up and join the NLC protest.” NANS will only participate in the mobilization of students at protest sites and will act in accordance with the directives of the NLC. Throughout the duration of the event, NANS structures across the country will be subject to the direction of the NLC.