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NAPS threatens barricade as country marks Independence

01 October 2013, 16:02

Abuja- The National Association of Polytechnic Students, (NAPS) has threatened to barricade all major locations if government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) fail to allow students return to school.

Comrade Ogbonnaya Sunday, NAPS president, disclosed this in a statement issued October 1 in F.C.T, Abuja and made available to journalists at the celebration of Nigeria’s 53rd Independence Day anniversary.

Comrade Ogbonnaya said that NAPS has resolved to embark on such action in solidarity with university students who are affected as a result of the lingering strike action.

"As Nigeria marks her 53rd Independence Day anniversary celebration,we are giving an ultimatum to both the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) to come to a conclusion by resolving all gray areas and called-off the strike immediately."

"NAPS in solidarity cannot watch students serve as victim of resolvable action of both authorities. And as such, we are sending this as warning, that if the strike continued any further, we shall mobilized the entire student population to barricade all locations in the federation until normalcy is returned", he said.

Comrade Ogbonnaya described as regrettable a situation where Nigeria as a country is celebrating her 53rd anniversary as an independent nation and her students are made to stay at home to face hardship and death as with what took place at the recent killing of tertiary students in Yobe state by terrorists.

- Press Release


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