The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Thursday urged Federal Government and Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) to shift ground for industrial harmony.
NASU National President Kadiri Aruna made the appeal in an interview with our correspondent in Enugu.
Our correspondent reports that NASU’s members and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) had been on strike for past three weeks over certain demands.
Aruna said that the strike which was called off by Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) early this week would not make much impact if NASU remained on strike.
He, however, said that NANS would engage the Federal Government as well as the leadership of NASU and SSANU to look to the plight of students and find a way to resolve issues.
“As a matter of fact, by next week we are going to write officially to Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Education, NASU, SSANU and other stakeholders in tertiary education sector for them to consider Nigerian students.
“The recent call-off of strike by ASUU will not make an impact if the non-academic staff members of universities are not working.
“The strike of non-academic staff of universities means that the campuses, although opened, but cannot function normal,’’ he said.
Aruna, however, urged students to return to campuses and resume classes in order to meet up and cover the academic activities for the session.
“We want our members, Nigerian students, to resume lectures forthwith in order to show our commitment to learning and appreciate lecturers that had resumed classes,’’ he said.