ASUU and ASUP Strike: Read Outcome of President Buhari Meeting with NANS. President Muhammadu Buhari has pleaded with National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to continue to plead with ASUU leaders to call off the strike.
Buhari, said this during a meeting with the Executive Committee of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) at the State House, Abuja.
He assured NANS that he will speak with Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), “so that they don’t encroach on your efforts to qualify in time.”
The president in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity,
Femi Adesina said “In three and a half years, we have improved tremendously on what we met. We are trying to do infrastructure.
No matter which part of the country you come from, you will see the efforts we are making in terms of roads; we are trying to fix rails,
we are trying to do power, through the use of gas and solar.
“If you note what we have done in these three and a half years, you will not regret voting this administration into power.”
He expressed gratitude to the students for appreciating some of the things his administration has been able to put in place and called on them to mobilise support for government, as it strives to make Nigeria a better place.
However, In NANS remarks, the students, led by the president, Comrade Danielson Bamidele Akpan, expressed appreciation of the efforts of the administration,
especially in the transformation of the transportation sector as well as the decimation of terrorists in the Northeast.
They, however, requested the government to intervene in the incessant strikes (ASUP and ASUU) in the education sector; involve more youths in governance;
and look into the plight of students in different institutions who have been expelled for ‘political’ reasons.