The new elected President of the National Association of Nigerian Students(NANS), Sunday Asefon, has threatened to shut down all private universities in the country if the nine-month strike embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Universities persist.
The NANS president lamented about the ongoing strike and will ensure 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 parties.
Asefon in his statement said after consultation with the two parties and should the strike not be called off as soon as possible, NANS would move in and shut down all tertiary institutions in the country including private varsities.
“If they fail to resolve the issue, we are going to shut down all private universities in this country. And after that, we are going to engage in mass action. Because the majority of the children of ASUU (members) and the rich are in private schools and they are not affected. That is why they are toying with the lives of the common Nigerian students,” NANS president stated.