The Student Wing of the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG-SW), has called for the immediate resignation of the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, for walking out on the executives of the National Association of Nigerian students, describing his action as “shameful”.
The leader of the student’s wing, Comrade Jamilu Aliyu Charanchi, made the declaration while briefing newsmen at the CNG Secretariat in Katsina on Thursday.
The group also described the education minister as lacking the capacity and willingness to resolve the lingering Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) crisis.
While lamenting that the four-week warning strike was already in its third week with no hope in sight, comrade Charanchi said the group will collaborate with NANS as well as other relevant stakeholders to shut down the country if the Federal Government failed to resolve the matter before the stipulated deadline given by ASUU.
“While we commend the effort of the apex students’ body, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in calling attention to the implications of such actions, we condemn with all our might the shameful walk out on NANS executives by the Minister of Education.
“We see the action of the Minister as a gross show of unconscionable immorality, insensitivity, and impunity abhorrent to the collective sensibilities of the students, parents and indeed the country at large,” he said.
The CNG-SW leader expressed concern at the frequency of the disruption of the Nigerian education system, frustrating the ambitions and aspirations of the youth to acquire knowledge, saying the current strike was the second industrial action embarked on by ASUU in less than two years, and the 16th since the inception of the fourth republic democracy in 1999.