Lagosians Stranded As Students Block The Airport To Protest ASUU Strike
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been on strike for seven months.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
In order to express their anger with the ongoing ASUU strike, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has blocked highways leading to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos.
On Monday, September 19, 2022, despite the heavy rain in the state, the students who had vowed to block the Lagos airport to protest the strike persisted, producing traffic in the Ikeja axis of the state.
Many Lagosians who were going to work are presently stranded, however, authorities from the Lagos State Police Command, RRS agents, and Lagos Airport Police Command are already on the scene to handle the issue.
Since Monday, February 14, 2022, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been on strike.
Public universities all throughout the nation were closed by the union in an effort to have their demands heard by the federal government.
The students shut down the Lagos-Ibadan expressway last week to protest the ongoing strike.
The student stated in a statement issued at the protest site, “There is no point arguing about who is at fault or what is to be done, it is very clear that the rulers underfund education and the Buhari government is failing in its promises to revamp education.
“As it is today, no higher institution in Nigeria is world-class! Yet, our so-called public servants travel all over the world spending billions to send their kids abroad for studies.
The students threatened to mobilize and lock down the Presidential Villa if their demands were not met.
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