The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for suspending the industrial action in public universities.
Bestman Okereafor, NANS National Public Relations Officer, gave the commendation in a statement issued on Friday in Enugu state.
“We wish to commend this positive gesture by the FG and ASUU, even though we have engaged both parties during the cause of the three-month strike.
“We significantly used the third C of ALUTA via January 30, Niger Bridge protest organized by NANS Zone B with the full support of other zonal coordinators.
“Our commendation is however based on the facts that university students can now go back to school to continue their academic pursuit, even as the suspension of the long strike will give students the opportunity to exercise their franchise in the forthcoming election,” he stated.
The PRO of the association also added by saying that NANS is appealing to the FG to find a permanent solution to the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) strike as soon as possible.
“NANS is finally calling on the government to find long lasting solution to the issues of incessant strike actions in higher institutions as it has been doing more harm than good to students,” he added.