ASUU/FG Face-Off: Parents Of Varsity Students Threaten To Go On Hunger Strike

asuu-strike-aFollowing the adamant posture adopted by the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in ongoing talks to reach an amicable settlement on the lingering strike, parents of university students in the country under the aegis of the National Association of Parent Teacher Association (NAPTA) South West chapter, have threatened to embark on hunger strike.

Not so much of a successful tool of protest against authorities here in Nigeria, but NAPTA hopes that the strength in its number of members will compel both the FG and ASUU to resolve their differences very soon as students have been kept at home for five months now without hope of when they will be recalled to resume normal academic activities.

The Chairman of the association, Chief John Oluribigbe, who spoke with newsmen in Osogbo, Osun State, after the inauguration of new executives of the state chapter of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), declared that the recent war of words between ASUU and the Federal Government was embarrassing to the nation.

He said: “The over two million parents across the 36 states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will embark on a national hunger strike if this situation continues,” adding that the Federal Government should accede to ASUU’s demands in the interest of the down trodden parents.