The National Association of Nigerian Students has appealed to the federal government to expedite action in ensuring that schools were reopened nationwide.
The secretary general zone A of the association Abdullahi salisu made the call during a press briefing at Nigerian union of journalists Secretariat in Kano.
He said the union was disturbed with flimsy excuses by Government officials for delaying the reopening of schools which affects the development of education negatively.
Abdullahi salisu maintained that after due consultation with security agencies the association had halted it’s planned protest on the delay of reopening of the schools across the federation.
“We consider it unwise for the government to continue keeping our schools closed while lifting the embargo on domestic air travels and planning to conduct elections was on”
“It is unbelievable that the government had approved the reopening of viewing centres, eateries, and markets while school were a common man would access education remain closed”
The secretary-general appealed to the federal government to revisit it’s a decision on reopening of schools and stop the arrest and detention of students who protest in demand of their rights, as it happened in Bauchi.
Abdullahi salisu further explained that the government should come up with a timeline of how to open schools, saying NANS would abide by the terms and conditions government come up with.
The Association assured Nigerian students that through the cooperation of security agencies and stakeholders, they would explore all legal ways with a view to ensure that Nigerian schools were reopened.