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ASUU strike: NANS threatens to shut down private varsities


The president of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Mr. Sunday Asefon, has warned that the Association will shut down all private universities across the country if the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) do not find means to end the lingering ASUU strike.

Mr. Asefon made the threat during a PUNCH Online interview programme, The Roundtable, on Wednesday.

Speaking, the NANS president lamented the ongoing nine-month strike embarked on by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities and wondered why it should be allowed to continue.

Asefon noted that the ongoing strike is the longest industrial action embarked on by the university lecturers.

He assured 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 bodies.

The NANS president said after consultation with the two parties, the strike should be called off as soon as possible.

Failure to do that, he said, NANS would move in and shut down all tertiary institutions in the country.

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