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NANS To Shut Down All Private Universities Over ASUU Strike

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NANS is set to shut down all private universities over ASUU strike.

TruetellsNigeria  reports that Sunday Asefon, the new President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has expressed readiness to shut down all private universities in Nigeria should the nine-month strike embarked on by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) continue.

This online news platform understands that the NANS President vowed to shut down all private universities over ASUU strike while speaking on a PUNCH Online interview programme, The Roundtable.

The NANS president expressed sadness that the ongoing strike is the longest industrial action embarked on by the university lecturers.

Asefon disclosed that NANS would engage the Federal Government representatives and ASUU leaders to find a lasting solution to resolve the stalemate in negotiations between the two arms.

What we will do – NANS PresidentBREAKING: NANS To Shut Down All Private Universities Over ASUU Strike

The NANS president warned that  after consultation with the two parties and ASUU strike is not  called off as soon as possible, NANS would move in and shut down all tertiary institutions in the country.

Meanwhile, threat by the NANS President is coming a few minutes after Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, December 9,postponed the negotiation meeting earlier scheduled today with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The postponement was contained in a message from the  Deputy Director, Ministry of Laboru and Employment, Mr. Charles Akpan.

According to the message, “The Meeting between ASUU and the Federal Government earlier scheduled for today (Wednesday) by 3pm has been postponed. Thank you for your understanding.”

 

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