The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) is ready for a new partnership with Labor and Employment Minister, Dr Chris Ngige and Education Minister, Malam Adamu Adamu, over alleged reports that the federal government has no money to pay the requirements of the notable Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

However, the student body has distanced itself from a report calling for the resignation of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele by some ‘faceless students’.

NANS Vice President (Special Duties), Comrade Odiahi Thomas Ikhine, who addressed a press conference in Abuja on Monday, said the students were not satisfied with the comments in favor of Labor and Employment Minister Festus Keyamo that the government did not pay has to meet the requirements of ASUU.

Keyamo allegedly asked parents to beg ASUU to call off the strike because the government could not pay the Union’s 1.2 trillion demands, as proposed by Professor Emeritus Nimi Briggs Commission on the renegotiation of the FGN/ASUU agreement from 2009.

NANS Vice President, Ikhine, said the Association leadership would meet with Adamu and Ngige to find out exactly what happened after President Buhari issued a directive that the strike will be resolved within two weeks and government officials are coming out to say that there is no money to meet the Union’s requirements.

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He swore that the students would not give in to their efforts to ensure that the right thing is being done.

“On the issue of the ASUU strike, we as an organization have done our best, we have been able to put pressure on the government and the ASUU over time and recently the NLC called for protest and we joined them and as it is, we are not indulgent.

“Obviously, we have no other choice due to the unstable nature of the country due to insecurity. But we plan to meet the Minister of Labor and the Minister of Education this week,” he said.

He also clarified that NANS was not involved in the alleged report calling for the resignation of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele.

He said some faceless individuals who paraded themselves as the leadership of the NANS (Zone D) demanded the looting of Emefiele because of what they described as the corruption of the country’s economy.

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“Let it be expressly made clear that these impostors are not students or leaders of NANS in the Southwest, but rather political jobbers readily available to the highest bidders for the campaign of defamation against politically exposed persons for the purpose of blackmailing or blackmailing political accounts. to settle.

“That is why we want to distance ourselves and the name of our organization from the unpatriotic call for the resignation of the CBN governor.

“We believe that the CBN governor needed moral support to develop a monetary pullback strategy that will serve as an economic soothing agent for our nation during this time of global economic gloom.

“We call on security agencies to do their best to arrest impostors who inflame the polity and take actions that could affect national security and stability, especially at this time of fragile national security experience,” he said.

Meanwhile, the student body has revealed that the association’s current leadership is in the process of handing over power to the next government, saying it has passed a constitution that ensures that only genuine students compete for leadership positions.

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“The transition process is underway and as it stands, a NANS president cannot stay for more than 13 months, 12 months officially than three months of the grace period. So as it stands, we don’t expect the convention to exceed this August.

“This month, by all indications, this government will transfer power to an organization that will be governed by the available rules and regulations in the constitution.

“What we are now going to guarantee is that if you are not a student in an enrolled institution in the country, you cannot hold an office in NANS,” he said.


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