ASUU strike: Tinubu meets with NANS leadership, says he will intervene in protracted strike

All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu met with the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and pledged to intervene in the protracted strike by Union of Academic Staff of Universities (ASUU). Mr. Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima, met with student body leaders Thursday in Ososgbo, Osun State. In a video posted on Twitter by APC member Segun Dada, Mr. Tinubu, a former Lagos state governor, said he planned to use a secret channel to intervene in industrial action by university professors. He said he decided to intervene after a recent comment by President Muhammadu Buhari about the strike. “We were trying to find, even if it’s through the back door, a way to get to them. I assure you that we are not going to use the back door because our leader as well, Buhari, has shown regret for him in the last 48 hours and as a result has left the door open for our intervention,” Tinubu said. ASUU went on strike on February 14 to demand the adoption of UTAS as a payment platform for its members and the implementation of the 2009 renegotiated agreement. Buhari, on Tuesday, while meeting with some APC governors, lawmakers and political leaders at his residence in Daura, Katsina state, said the continued industrial action will have “generational consequences on families, the education system and the future development of the country.” country. .” In a statement issued by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, the president “called on all well-intentioned Nigerians, particularly those close to the association’s leaders and members, to intervene to persuade the speakers to reconsider their position and the ripple effect across a generation and the nation.” PREMIUM TIMES has published the speakers’ response, where they described Mr. Buhari’s comments as propaganda. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; ASUU strike: Tinubu meets with NANS leadership, says he will intervene in protracted strike