The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) to enable students to return to school.

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ASUU has been on strike since February 14 over the federal government’s failure to meet its demands.

Hopes of the strike coming to an end were dashed recently after the union declared that the industrial action is now indefinite.

The lingering strike has continued to elicit concerns among stakeholders in the education sector.

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Speaking at a briefing in Abuja on Monday, Usman Barambu, newly-elected NANS president, described the nearly seven-month strike as “worrisome”.

Barambu enjoined Buhari to ensure the strike is called off. He added that the incessant strikes had affected the academic calendar of public-owned universities.

“It (ASUU strike) has negatively impacted on the future of Nigerian students, as a programme of four years now would last for six years,” he said.

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On his part, Usman Ayuba, chairman of the communiqué drafting committee, urged Buhari to bring on board capable hands with experience and capacity to stem the tide of insecurity in the country.

Ayuba also appealed to the government to proffer workable solutions to address incessant clashes between farmers and herders across the country.



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