The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said at the weekend that the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS), which has been condemning it over the strike is ignorant of the situation.

Chairman, Kogi State University branch of ASUU, Sylvester Ukwuteno said this during a protest by the union over the failure of the governor to honour the 2009 agreement.

“We want people to know that the Federal Government is deceiving Nigerians and that ASUU will not go back to the classroom until public universities across the country are revitalized. NANS members are talking based on ignorance because the strike is not just about welfare. We are poor people like other Nigerians who do not have money to send their children to private universities, but infrastructure in public schools are dilapidated. We have resolved that until our agreement is honoured, the strike would not be called off.

We have to fight now to save the future of children of the poor,” he said.

He added: “It is better to delay the system than to allow public education system in the country to collapse. We believe posterity will not forgive us if we fail to act now. Agreement is a covenant that must be honoured”.

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