The National Association of Nigerian Students has appealed towards the Academic Staff Union of Universities to acknowledge the offers made by the government and to call off the ongoing strike.
The Federal Government’s group dialoguing with ASUU had decided to setup a seven-man joint panel to look in to all ASUU requirements and also approved the release of billions of naira to meet up with universities infrastructural needs.
The present agreement was brought about after about 12 hours and 30 minutes of a closed door meeting in Abuja on Thursday.
“NANS is passionately appealing to ASUU to consider the offer made by the Federal Government in the interest of Nigerian students,” the National Public Relations Officer of NANS, Comrade Bestman Okereafor, said in a statement on Saturday.
“Even as NANS delegation shall be meeting with Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, the National President of ASUU and his executives next week on the resumption of classes in the universities.”
Okereafor pointed out that NANS conclusively wish “to reassure our compatriots that NANS under the watch of Comrade Aruna Kadiri is poised and committed to giving a more proactive and responsive representation to students.”
“We are optimistic that the storm in the universities will be over soonest.”
The national leadership of ASUU, nevertheless, said that although it acknowledged the proposals offered by the government, it would still take the proposals to its members in various states and universities chapters.
The union should get back to the Federal Government within a week time.