According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has reportedly threatened not to support the 2nd term bid of President Muhammad Buhari in the 2019 general elections if the president does not agree to the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
According to the spokesperson of the union, Azeez Adeyemi, the union will continue to protest until ASSU’s demands are met by the federal government.
He issued the threat on Monday, Nov. 19, at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Secretariat in Abeokuta, Ogun state after a peaceful protest held by students over the reported failure of the FG to attend to the demands of ASUU.
“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 did not respect the voice of over 50 million Nigerian students.
“We hereby call on the federal government to implement the demands of ASUU and COEASU, because we have resolved not to go back on this struggle,” Azeez said.
However, according to reports, President Buhari, on Saturday, Nov. 17, said the federal government is considering setting up an education bond to finance infrastructure in public universities.
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