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NIGERIA: NANS threatens to join UNIAbuja protest

NIGERIA: NANS threatens to join UNIAbuja protest

By African Outlook Reporter

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has given the federal government of Nigeria 48 hours to address the demands of the students of the University of Abuja or face the wrath of the entire Nigerian students union joining in the protest to press in the students' demands.


NANS warned that Nigerian government should as matter of urgency resolve the crisis within two days. The NANS President, Dauda Mohammed who stated this in a press release also urged the federal government to call both the university management and the Federal Ministry of Education to order otherwise NANS would move its secretariat to University of Abuja in the next 48 hours.

The NANS' President frowned at the attitude of the Federal Ministry of Education towards correcting the anomalies that has resulted into this crisis.

 "We will not allow any student to be illegally denied the right of their studentship as a result of certain incompetence on the part of the authorities of the university.” The union leader said.

It will be recalled that the protest by the University of Abuja students began Monday over the non accreditation of the engineering course, a scenario which culminated into them not being allowed to sit for exams.

 African Outlook however gathered that the students of University of Abuja Tuesday morning blocked the Airport Road in protest against the non-accreditation of some courses in the school. The protest caused a massive traffic jam at the Gwagwalada road.

Meanwhile the Nigerian Police and other security officials have been deployed to the road in order to displace the protesting students.

The students  have since yesterday night took to the streets, a protest that has grounded institution’s host town; Gwagwalada and also the Airport road, Abuja. Many motorists and other road users were stranded on the roads in Abuja overnight due to the blockade by the protesting students.