The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has held a protest against the persistent strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
This is coming after the one week ultimatum which the student body gave the federal government to meet up with the demands of ASUU elapsed. The decision of was made in Sokoto last week Monday after signing the reviewed constitution of the association.
The students led by the National President of NANS, Sunday Asefon gathered on Monday at unity fountain Abuja displaying placards and chanting songs of solidarity.
The protest was also held in other states of the federation including; Kano State, Nassarawa state, Plateau state, Niger state, Taraba state, Ekiti state, Oyo state among others.
The NANS president addressing journalists in Abuja said the protesters will match form the Unity Fountain to the federal secretariat before proceeding to the National Assembly.
He further described as unfortunate the attitude of the federal government who he accused of playing hide and seek with ASUU since 1999 when it signed the agreement with the academic union.
Meanwhile, from the Unity Fountain, the Nigerian students marched to the National Assembly. However, they were stopped by security operatives at the gate.