National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has threatened to shut down private universities in the country if the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), fails to call off the nine-months strike embarked on by its members.
Sunday Asefon, the association President, on Wednesday, said the prolonged industrial action embarked on by the university lecturers had taken a toll on Nigerian students and their parents and if they fail to call off the strike, the student body would be forced to shut down private universities in the country.
He alleged that most of the striking lecturers have been engaged by the private universities and do not care about the students in government universities, hence the prolonged strike.
The NANS President however, said he and his executive members would engage the representatives of the government representatives and the leaders of ASUU to find a lasting solution to resolve the stalemate in negotiations between the two arms.
He added that after the consultations with the two parties and the lecturers still refuse to call off the strike, then “NANS would move in and shut down all tertiary institutions in the country”.