ASUU Strike: Nigerian students threaten to shut down govt agencies

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The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Zone D on Monday threatened to shut down major agencies of the government if the crisis between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the federal government continued.

“We are planning to block government organisations that generate money for them if the ASUU issue is not resolved.

“We have been protesting on this issue by occupying major roads in the South-West, but we believe if we ground airports, the government will do something about the strike,” NANS South-West Zone coordinator, Adegboye Olatunji, said.

He spoke in Abuja at a protest to the All Progressive Congress (APC) secretariat in solidarity with Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun to run for a second term.

Mr Olatunji said that it was time both parties came together to resolve the issues leading to the strike as students were at the receiving end.

He said that the student body had dissociated itself from Mr Abiodun’s prosecution and disqualification from contesting the 2023 elections.

“Their call for prosecution and disqualification of Gov. Abiodun from running for second time in office through their petition to the EFCC copied to the National Chairman of the APC is nothing but ruse that cannot stand the test of time,” he said.