Nigerian Students Troop To The Street To Protest Over Prolonged ASUU Strike, Block Lagos Airport Road

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Multitude of Students under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), South West zone, on Monday trooped to the street to protest against the ongoing strike by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

According to SaharaReporters, the student blocked the road leading to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos and prevented traffic flow both inward and outward from the facility after they were denied access to the airport by security operatives.

It was gathered that the protest was led by many NANS executives ranging from the union National Taskforce Chairman, Olumide Ojo; Vice President, External Affairs, Akinteye Babatunde; Public Relations Officer, Giwa Yisa Temitope; Zone D Coordinator, Adegboye Emmanuel Olatunji; Deputy Senate President, Ekundina Elvis; Ondo JCC Chairman, Omotosho Surprise; Lagos JCC Chairman, Olusesi Tolulope Samson; Ogun JCC Chairman, Kehinde Damilola Simeon and Oyo JCC Chairman, Adeleke Quadri Abidemi.

The students, in their hundreds, demanded an immediate end to the strike which has entered its seventh month, urging the Nigerian government to meet the demands of the striking lecturers to enable them to return to class.

They could be seen singing and dancing on the road, creating gridlock on the busy road.

In what appears to be an attempt to forestall the protest, SaharaReporters gathered that the students were earlier intimidated by armed police officers.

“We have taken over the road already despite the rainfall, they mobilised lots of security operatives to tame us but nothing shall shake us until our students resume back to class,” NANS Zone D coordinator, Adegboye says.

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