Some aggrieved Nigerian students have taken to Facebook to attack Mr Sunday Dayo Asefon, President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), over the lingering strike by public universities’ lecturers.
CAMPUS GIST reports that, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been on strike since February 14, 2022 over federal government’s alleged failure to honour the 2009 Agreements it reached with the university lecturers, among other demands.
On Wednesday, Mr Asefon, who has nicknamed himself ‘Revolutionary President’, took to his Facebook page to share an update ostensibly on the industrial action, moments after government promised resolution. “Good news soon Nigerian students!!!,” Mr Asefon wrote in the now-deleted post sighted by CAMPUS GIST.
However, some students who are apparently not pleased with Mr Asefon’s leadership style particularly his ‘unyielding efforts’ to wade into the impasse between ASUU and the federal government, took a swipe at the NANS President, calling his bluff.
While some students who still have much belief in his capacity to lead the Nigerian students hailed him, mostly of whom are members of the NANS and Mr Asefon’s cabinet team.
Attacking the NANS President via his post, a Facebook user, Chukwu Caleb commented: “Mr president you are a joke. biko shift make we see road. Revolutionary noise maker.”
Another user, Al’ameem Kabeer, wrote, “You and your excos are bunch of failures, you are not protecting the students interest.”
Aliyu Dalandi said, “Now that all parties have conducted their political activities in Abuja without any harassment or intimidation, we await good news.”
The fifty-year-old NANS President had in March vowed to occupy major roads across the country including federal secretariats in protest against the ASUU strike.
He had also threatened to stop major political parties from holding their primary elections in Abuja, the nation’s capital, in a bid to press home the demand of Nigerian students to suspend the ongoing strike.
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