ALLIANCE OF NIGERIAN STUDENTS AGAINST NEO LIBERAL ATTACKS (ANSA)
WE CONDEMN THE "NO WORK NO PAY" THREAT OF THE FGN TO ASUU
30 November 2018
Once again, the attention of the ANSA has been drawn to the new threat of "No Work No Pay" by the FGN to the striking lecturers, the ASUU. We see this as an "empty threat" though but it is badly an indication that the FGN is seriously ready to destroy the public tertiary institutions. This is so bad a government is dealing with intellectuals in this draconian manner.
It is so uncivilized and absurd for the FGN to begin to use all manners of violent approaches to engage teachers who have been dedicated to their jobs and patriotic enough to call the attention of the government to the rotten state of the public tertiary institutions and they have been given unambiguous reasons why the public education needs proper funding. This is very clear in their Memorandum of Agreements with the Federal Government.
We vehemently condemn this "BOKO - HARAMIC" approach of the government of the day in trying to murder intellectual capacity of our dear nation and expose us to more economic and political tsunami instead of working to make up this sector where it has massively failed.
It is important to know that education is the only way a serious minded government can build its intellectual property. That is reason why UNESCO sounds that Nigeria like other underdeveloped countries earmark at least 26% budgetary allocation to education sector.
Importantly, we also enjoin the ASUU, COEASU, and ASUP to immediately begin to unite these struggles with students movement and declare a national day of mass actions to ensure that we unitedly and collectively save the public education from these attacks of neo liberalism.
We hereby reiterate our positions that FGN immediately and unconditionally honour the agreements with ASUU, COEASU and other Unions.
We are fully in solidarity with the striking lecturers until the FGN meet the demands of the ASUU and Nigerian students.
For struggle for freedom!