The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS has called on all state governors to emulate their Lagos State counterpart, Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu in ensuring that state-owned universities pull out of the ongoing strike.
The NANS Coordinator, Southwest zone, Tegbe Stephen Fiyinfoluwa made the call on Monday while speaking with newsmen in Lagos.
DAILY POST recalls that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU embarked on strike a few months ago over the inability of the Federal Government to fulfil agreements the two parties entered into years ago.
While most public university students are still at home, the Lagos State University, LASU had been in session following the efforts of the state governor.
According to the NANS coordinator, “we charge other State Governors to emulate Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu in his bid to make education a right and not a privilege for the students.
“With what Mr Sanwo-Olu has done, undoubtedly, we shall remain indebted forever. However, Southwest Students admonish Federal Government and ASUU to come back to the negotiation table and proffer an everlasting solution as students are tired of this age-long industrial action.
“At the end of everything, Lecturers get paid and political leaders receive their pay! What’s now the gain of the students? It’s so disheartening that we are always at the receiving end”.