The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has accused the Federal Government of making plans to take education out of the reach of the poor masses.
The body in a statement by the Chairman, NANS National Task Force on Ending ASUU Strike, Ojo Raymond Olumide passed a vote of no confidence on President Buhari’s Administration and noted that the Government has failed in all aspects “the current administration should have been sacked a long time ago.’’
While speaking on the ongoing strike by ASUU, the body said; “this administration willingly entered into a social contract with the Nigerian people which they have failed to meet.”
The body emphasised that the failure of the Federal Government to fulfil the agreement entered into with ASUU has resulted in the truncation of Academic Activities in Nigerian Universities.
“We recall that this Federal Government commenced this dangerous trend from public primary schools across the country after which they drifted to secondary schools.’’
“This, we believe is a calculated attempt to murder education and take it out of the reach of the poor. We find this most embarrassing. Right now, the Federal Government is at the conclusive end of what they began long ago by murdering public tertiary education in the country.’’
“This, as Nigerian students, we have vowed to resist and we shall fight to a standstill.’’
Ojo appreciated the leadership of NANS who joined the first phase of the struggle and also acknowledged all positive responses from parents during the barricade of the Highways.
“These positive responses is a motivation to continue the lined-up agitation until our demands are met.’’
“The national leadership of the association shall inform Nigerian people of the next phase of the struggle to come in the days ahead.”