The Coalition of Southern and Middle Belt Youth Leaders Assembly, COSMBYLA, has given the Federal Government a seven-day deadline to address disputes with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
Recall that students at public universities throughout the country have been out of school for more than three months due to the Federal Government’s inability to execute prior agreements reached with the union.
Lamenting the situation of education in the country as a result of ASUU’s persistent strikes, COSMBYLA President General, Goodluck Ibem, accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration of purposefully refusing to address the disagreements with ASUU.
In a statement on Wednesday, Ibem who asserted that there would be no development in the country without education called on Nigerians to act fast in saving the education system.
The coalition threatened nationwide protest if the government fails to resolve the issues in the next seven days.
“All students, our youths and all lovers of democracy who mean well for our nation must rise up now and say no to these policies of backwardness by President Muhammadu Buhari who has no plans to ensure Nigerian students and their lecturers go back to school.
“We, therefore, give the Federal Government 7 days ultimatum to resolve the ASUU strike or face mass protests by Nigerian students and youths. The time is counting”, The statement added.