The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Friday expressed sadness over the death of 11 students of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) in an auto accident on Tuesday.
NAN reports that no fewer than 11 students of UNIMAID died in the accident on Nov. 20 on their way to Damaturu from Maiduguri following the ASUU strike.
Speaking on the Incident, the National Public Relations Officer of NANS, Mr Best Okereafor, in a condolence statement issued in Enugu on Friday stated that “NANS mourns the fallen Nigerian students and in same vain attribute the demise to the ongoing Academic Staff Unions of Universities (ASUU) strike.
NANS believes that if the strike was not ongoing; the students would have been in school, studying.
NANS is calling on the Federal Government to save ou
r future and consider the souls of these fallen innocent Nigerian students often told that they are the leaders of tomorrow. Can we lead in grave?
In as much as we believe in the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, NANS is on this sad note, calling on the Federal
Government to make students happy by meeting the demands of the striking ASUU and Colleges of Education lecturers without further delay.