University of Uyo chapter, on Friday. The National Association of Nigeria Students, embarked on a peaceful demonstration (ASUU strike protest). Asking on the federal government and the Academic Staff Unions of Universities to resolve their differences. And allow students return to school.
The protesters who blocked the Ikpa road, of the Town Campus of the University as early as 9:30am. Gave the federal government seven days to ultimatum to meet demands
The students in their solidarity songs also threatened to shut down Aso Rock and the National Assembly if their requests are not met within the stipulated period.
Some of the inscriptions on the placards read, “We want the ASUU strike solved now,” we’re tired of sitting at home,” “our rent is wasting, “so we can no longer wait.”
Addressing the students on the road, the zone D, NANS Coordinator and a mass communication student of UNIUYO, Mr. Etinyene Offongekpe. Called for an immediate end of the protracted strike by ASUU.
Meanwhile, we are sending this message to the federal government and ASUU. Our rents have expired, Here we want to return and complete the academic year.
We cannot accept this anymore.
In other words, we call on the federal government to key into the agreement it signed in 2019 and ASUU to shift grounds. That is why we have come to express to the world, because we cannot take this anymore.
“We are under instructions from the NANS Secretariat to Shut down Abuja, seven days from now. And we are mobilising to move to Abuja.
we will shut the National Assembly and the Aso Rock” he said.
The President, Students Union government of the University, Comrade Emmanuel Akpan. Also called on President, Muhammadu Buhari, the National Assembly, Minister of Education. And all relevant authorities to settle their grievances with ASUU to save the education system from collapse.
But, the Nigeria students are tired, I am tired, we are all tired. The final year students have been in final year for two years. It is unacceptable
Therefore, we are demonstrating to call on the federal government, the National Assembly, the senators, the minister and all relevant authorities to please settle grievances with ASUU. And allow students to return back to school.” He said.
However, this ASUU strike protest reach federal government.