Nigerian students are not taking chances with the government this time.
They have no plans of letting the quarrel between their teachers and government ruin their academic future.
They believe gone are the days when the grass would suffer because two elephants are fighting.
That is why they are taking the matter into their hands by issuing an ultimatum to the government.
The students, under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) are asking the Federal Government to look into the plight of their teachers and address it or “face the wrath of students”.
The National President of NANS, Chinonso Obasi, who gave the threat in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Monday said the government has just 21 days to resolve its outstanding issues with the university teachers in the interest of the long-suffering Nigerian students.
According to him, Nigerian students will be forced to ground activities in the country if by the expiration of their 21 days ultimatum, the issue is not resolved.
“NANS finds it hard to believe that past governments will fail to honour agreements with members of ASUU for more than seven years,” he said.
Obasi added that NANS would be meeting in the coming week with leaders of ASUU to find out their irreducible minimum in their demands.