“NANS mourns the fallen Nigerian students and in same vain attribute the demise to the ongoing Academic Staff Unions of Universities strike.

“NANS believes that if the strike was not ongoing; the students would have been in school, studying."

The National Association of Nigerian Students on Friday expressed sadness over the death of 11 students of the University of Maiduguri in an auto accident on Tuesday.

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The students died in the accident on November 20 on their way to Damaturu from Maiduguri from Maiduguri.

The National Public Relations Officer of NANS, Best Okereafor, gave the condolence message in a statement issued in Enugu on Friday.

He called on the Federal Government to save the future and consider the souls of the fallen innocent Nigerian students often told that they are the leaders of tomorrow.

“In as much as we believe in the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, NANS is on this sad note, calling on Federal Government to make students happy by meeting the demands of the striking ASUU and Colleges of Education lecturers without further delay.”

According to him, ASUU should not politicise the industrial action but consider the lives of Nigerian students by shifting grounds.