The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has threatened mass action in solidarity with organized labour if the Federal Government fails to approve a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers.
The students said they will not hesitate to mobilize for a serious demonstration in solidarity with the NLC should government treat their agitation with levity.
Igbehi Joachim Efe, the NANS’ Director of Crises, Peace and Conflict Resolution, stated this on Monday, October 1, 2018, in a statement to mark 58th Independence anniversary of Nigeria.
Igbehi also asked the Federal Government to increase budgetary allocation to the education sector, adding that the development of any nation is tied to the quality of education.
According to him, “We commend the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, for suspending their warning strike for the interest of the people and call on the federal government to resolve promptly with the leadership of NLC.
He, therefore, called on the federal government to fund the Maritime University, Okerenkoko, College of Construction Technology, Uromi in Edo State and other specialized tertiary institutions.