ASUU Strike: Students Begin Operation Test Run, Vow To Shutdown Political Activities, Federal Roads
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has launched a statewide demonstration called Operation Test Run in response to the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (ASUU) ongoing strike.
Remember that lecturers who shut down public institutions on February 14 due to the Federal Government’s inability to accept their demands extended the strike by another 12 weeks beginning Monday.
Angered by the situation, NANS has pledged to halt all political activity in the country through a statewide demonstration until ASUU and the Federal Government settle their issues.
Tegbe Stephen, the NANS South West coordinator, told reporters on Wednesday that the order came from the association’s National President, Sunday Ashefon, who said students in the region had no option but to shut down activities.
Stephen advised “unscrupulous elements and paid agents of government at all levels to stay away and clear of our actions as we register our anger”.
According to the Coordinator, the consequences of the mass action which commenced on Tuesday would “be severe”.
He said, “The action is tagged Operation Test Run, we in the Southwest will ensure total compliance to the directive of NANS President.
“We will occupy all federal roads in the Southwest and frustrate any significant activities that are political.
“I support the NANS President, I will be leading the South West zone from the front as we shut down economy”.