The leaders of the National Association of Nigerian Students on Monday stormed the venue of the meeting between the leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Federal Government with a demand to allow members and the media to be part of the meeting to ascertain the main problems between ASUU and the FG.
The meeting, which was held at the Ministry of Labour and Employmemt, was about to go into a closed-door session after the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, had briefed the media on the purpose of the day’s meeting when NANS president, Danielson Akpan, said, “In the interest of openness, we want this meeting to be conducted in the open with the NANS representatives and journalists present. This is because in the past few months, we have not known what has been going on and what has kept our members at home. ASUU will give us a story and Federal Government will give us another story.”
While turning down the demand, Ngige said that the meeting would resolve issues that had kept schools closed, adding that both the FG and ASUU represented students’ interest.