CITIZENS COMPASS– THE National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has expressed readiness to support the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), during its upcoming nationwide protests across the country.
NANS National President, Comrade Asefon Sunday said this in a statement posted to his official Facebook page on Wednesday, which reads, “On behalf of members of NANS, I wish to commend the National Leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress for their steadfastness and commitment to join forces with well meaning Nigerians to advocate for the end of the protracted ASUU Strike.
“While NANS has organised various protest in the past with no substantial results, also our advocacy and consultation has not yielded any desirable result. We have activated political solution and we are very hopeful that an end is in the purview.
“However, we are in total support of the planned protest by NLC as we believe this will stem up the advocacy and assist in no mean measure to put adequate pressure on the Federal Government to do all that is required to stop the strike.
“I therefore direct all NANS structures across the country to mobilize and join NLC protest. NANS will only be involved in the mobilization of students to the protest sites and will act based on the direction provided by the NLC. NANS structures across the country shall submit to the leadership of NLC all through the protest.”
Once again, I commend NLC and it’s leadership for their thoughtfulness and solidarity at this critical time.