Former Bayero University SUG President, Khalid Sunusi Kani, said Nigerian Students are deeply affected by the ongoing strike by University lecturers.
Kani who spoke through radio program on Monday, said there is need for the lecturers and federal government to find a lasting solution to the strike, adding that only students are mostly affected.
He said failure of the federal government to pay outstanding salaries and allowances of the lecturers worsened the strike action.
“students are deeply affected by the strike, especially the graduating students that awaits their results to proceed to their NYSC.
” All we can do is to call on our lecturers and the federal government to re-negotiate and find a lasting solution to this problem so that students can get back to their classes” Kani added.
Lecturers commenced strike since November last year after accusing the federal government of reneging on some of their promises.
After undergoing series of meetings, ASUU and FG failed reach any agreement that would end the strike.
Recently, the Minister of Labour, Criss Ngige, insisted that federal government can not pay the N50 billion demanded by ASUU, but they have offered them what they have.
“We do not have N50 billion and we cannot do N50 billion, but we have offered them something reasonable. So they have to take it back, and go and present to their member,” Ngige said.