Some angry students on Facebook platform were tempted to call the bluff of the President of National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Asefon Sunday Dayo, following his post on his Facebook page to share an update, ostensibly on the current strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The post by Asefon on Wednesday reads: “Good news soon Nigerian students!!!”
Some students who are not pleased with Asefon leadership style particularly his ‘unyielding efforts “to wade into the impasse between the ASUU and the Federal Government took a swipe at him over his post, while some students who still have much belief in his capacity hailed him.
Commenting on the post, a Facebook user, Al’ameem Kabeer, alleged: “You and your excos are bunch of failures, you are not protecting the students interest”
“Mr president you are a joke. biko shift make we see road. Revolutionary noise maker,” Chukwu Caleb commented.
Another Facebook user, Aliyu Dalandi said, “Now that all parties have conducted their political activities in Abuja without any harassment or intimidation, we await good news.”
Contrary to the criticism by other students, another Facebook user, Samaila S fola HayinAlhaji said, “God bless the revolutionary NANS president.”
The threat-issueing NANS President had in March vowed to occupy some strategic locations in the country to protest the ASUU strike, a move he described as “creation of University of Streets” didn’t materialize, he also threatened to stop the primary elections of major political parties in a bid to press home the demand of teeming Nigerians students to suspend the ongoing strike.
Recall that ASUU had on February 14 embarked on a one-month warning strike which has subsequently been extended by eight and 12 more weeks over issues bordering on 2009 Agreement with the Union.