Nigerian female students have been warned against protesting nude on the streets over the prolonged strike action by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
Reports on social media had said some female students are planning to protest naked on the streets asking the government and ASUU to reach a compromise and call off the strike.
Reacting, Shehu Sani urged students not to protest naked in order not to create distractions to their main cause.
His tweet read: The nationwide students’ protest over the ongoing universities strike is commendable and should be sustained.
“However,the threats by some female students to protest nude should be shelved, in order not to create serious distractions to the main cause of the struggle.”
Meanwhile, some students from Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Tai Solarin University of Education, Science and Technology (TASUED) Ijagun and Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB), Abeokuta on Monday blocked the Sagamu-Benin Expressway protesting.
The students held placards with inscriptions such as “End ASUU strike now”, “We say no to educational stagnancy”, “We’re tired of deadlock meetings” and “Education should not be this difficult” among others.
ASUU strike was extended for three months recently making it three months since the strike began on February 14th.
However, there are indications that the strike might be called off soon as the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said the agreement reached with ASUU would yield good fruits next week.