The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has threatened to drag private universities into the ongoing varsity lecturers’ strike.
Newly-elected NANS president Sunday Asefon issued the threat at an online forum on Wednesday.
Asefon vowed that NANS would shut down private schools if the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) refuses to suspend its nine-month strike.
He lamented that the ongoing strike is the most prolonged industrial action embarked on by the university lecturers.
According to him, NANS would engage the Federal Government representatives and ASUU leaders to find a lasting solution to resolve the stalemate in negotiations between the two arms.
The NANS president said after consultation with the two parties and should the strike not be called off as soon as possible, NANS would move in and shut down all tertiary institutions in the country.