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OAU Students’ Union Announces Imminent Protest After Media Confrontation


The Students’ Union of Obafemi Awolowo University proceeded on a media confrontation in Lagos State targeted at addressing the ongoing strike with a view to getting the Government to do the needful concerning the prolonged ASUU strike. The media confrontation started early on Monday, 9 May 2022 – the day the warning strike ended and the roll over for 3 months was announced.

The media confrontation spanned out for 2 days in which the leaders of the Students’ Union visited several media houses like TVC News, Channels Television, Arise News, The Punch and Nigerian Tribune. It was reported that the media confrontation was the last step before a protest is held if the Federal Government doesn’t make moves towards ending the prolonged strike.

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A press statement was sent to several media houses, including those visited.

The statement reads in part: “We, for the umpteenth time, condemn unequivocally the failure of the Federal Government and its agencies in resolving the concerns of ASUU, such that the hitherto announced warning strike, which took over two months of academic activities away from us, Nigerian students, is on the verge of rebounding as a total and indefinite strike.”

“We are, therefore, by this statement, sensitising the public and especially Nigerian students that, should the government fail to earnestly resolve issues with ASUU, with the supports of Great Ife students and other Nigerian students who have had enough of the nemesis that this strike is, we shall be scaling up our efforts in such manner as may make our demand for the reopening of our school met.”

The full statement can be found on the Union’s Telegram channel.

The Union emphasised that the media confrontation was an exercise to consolidate the statement issued in respect to the strike and to prepare students for a mass confrontational approach.

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