The National Association of University Students, Osun State Chapter has given the Federal Government a 7-day ultimatum to end the ongoing ASUU strike.
The Association made this known on April 15, 2022, at a press conference held at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.
While addressing the press, the Chairman of the students association, Comrade Eruobami Ayobami, appealed to the government to consider the plights of their members who have been affected by the strike.
“We plead with the Federal Government to revisit his position on ASUU and the need for both parties to return to the negotiating table.”
“We unequivocally state that ASUU demands are right and correct and we do believe that it is for the progress and stability of our university system. We do not see where the demands by the academic staff union are faulty,” Ayobami further said.
Also, he called on the government to immediately pay the workers their due money and revitalize the dying infrastructure in the universities.
In his words, “ Across the campuses in our country, the state of infrastructures and laboratories are so terrible and nauseating. NAUS call on the government to, as a matter of urgency, come to the rescue of our infrastructures if the government truly want the Nigerian graduates to be able to function and compete effectively in the 21st century.”
When asked what will be the reaction of the association if the federal government fails to honour their demand, Eruobami stated that the body will embark on a massive protest if after seven days the federal government fails to resolve with ASUU.
Recall that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) embarked on a one-month warning strike on February 14, 2022, which led to the closure of many federal institutions in the country. The strike was subsequently renewed on March 14 when the federal government refused to honour their demands.