While reading one of the Nigeria Newspaper online, i came across a heading that attract my attention and it is “Students Give FG, ASUU 7-Day Ultimatum To End Strike!” and then i ask myself, “can this really happen?” ‘can the Nigerian Students stand up for what is theirs? The right to be Educated for Tomorrow! And then another thought came to me… what if this take place? will the Oga at the Top deploy Nigeria Policemen to shoot and Kill the Students protesting for the right to be educated? (For those who do not know this already, it is a norm in Nigeria to send Policemen to kill students whenever there is a riot or even during peaceful protesting).
Warning to all the Parents and Students: Please if you love your Children/wards, please again, Advice them to stay away from the protesting ground. a stray bullet might hit anyone. Or the Nigeria police will look them in the eyes and Shoot them! (Yeah, it has happened before, and it will happen again), and as usual, we will read news that the matter is in court and investigation still ongoing… End of Story.
Enough said already, read the official message send to the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities.
Students Give FG, ASUU 7-Day Ultimatum To End Strike!
Nigerian students have had enough of staying at home due to the ASUU strike and they have made this clear by speaking out.
As a result of the almost two month old strike, theNational Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), yesterday issued a one-week ultimatum to the Federal Government and the union’s leadership to resolve their differences or face serious consequences.
According to reports, the students said if the impasse was not resolved within the next seven days, it will mobilize students on a nation-wide riot in what it described as ‘operation occupy Nigeria’.
The students’ body appealed to ASUU to return to the classroom and continue negotiation with the Federal Government since the latter claimed to have released over N100 billion for infrastructural development and another N30 billion for allowances.
This was the highpoint of a protest by the students who blocked the Asaba end of the River Niger Bridge to press home their demands. The protest caused traffic snarl for several hours as the students stalled movements to the eastern part ofthe country even as those returning were barred.
NANS coordinator in the South-South and South-East, Comrade Chinonso Obasi, stated that students were at the receiving end of the strike and vowed that they would take their destinies in their own hands if the parties failed to reconcile within a week.
“We are appealing to ASUU that since the Federal Government has been able to release N100 billion for infrastructural development and N30 billionfor allowance, they should go back to classroom and continue their negotiation or agitation. This is our prayer and wish.
“We are giving them one week to open the schools orbe ready to face corrosive consequences in form ofnation-wide demonstration and riots. We are readyto mobilise for that and it will be operation occupy Nigeria,” he said.
Lamenting the effect of the strike, Obasi said students have become prone to accidents on the highways and the female students have been reduced to sex hawkers on the streets.
His words: “I stand to tell you that a lot of accidents have been recorded and 99.9% of the victims are Nigerian students. If they were in classrooms,they would not have fallen victims of road crashes.
“Our female students have become commercial sex hawkers on the streetsin order to make ends meet. This colossal effect is more than what ASUU is agitating for. Hence, we can no longer fold our arms and watch things go wrong.”
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