The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has laid the blame of the deaths of eleven students of University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) in an auto accident at the door of the on-going Academic Staff Unions of Universities (ASUU) strike.
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The deceased died in ghastly auto crash during an ill-fated journey last Tuesday on their way to Damaturu from Maiduguri for NANs’ zonal convention.
In a condolence message, NANs’ National Public Relations Officer, Mr Best Okereafor, said the late students would not have died if the school was in session.
It reads in part, “NANS mourns the fallen Nigerian students and in same vain attribute the demise to the ongoing Academic Staff Unions of Universities (ASUU) strike.
“NANS believes that if the strike was not ongoing; the students would have been in school, studying.
“NANS is calling on the Federal Government to save our future and consider the souls of these fallen innocent Nigerian students often told that they are the leaders of tomorrow. Can we lead in grave?
“In as much as we believe in the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, NANS is on this sad note, calling on Federal Government to make students happy by meeting the demands of the striking ASUU and Colleges of Education lecturers without further delay.”