ASUU Strike: NANS Takes Protest To Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Blocks Major Road
19 Sept 2022
Following it’s earlier warning and directives, the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has taken it’s protest to the major road leading to the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos.
This is one of the union’s steps in calling on the Federal government to take necessary measures in ensuring that the strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU is called off in earnest.
The union noted that the siege laid on the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Monday will be replicated in other parts of the country soon.
The Southwest Coordinator of the body, Comrade Stephen Tegbe, who spoke with Vanguard, said after blocking major highways in some parts of the country last week, the next step would be to shut down the nation’s airspace.
“Yes, our colleagues are carrying out the blockade in Lagos. Student leaders from across the country are in Abuja now for a crucial meeting later today. We are satisfied with the action of our colleagues in Lagos and I can assure you that the Lagos incident is not going to be final unless our demands are met.
“Further actions and steps will definitely be taken after we have assessed today’s event and move to the next stage it is criminal to continue to waste the precious time of the nation’s youths. For how long are we going to be at home doing nothing? Our leaders are pretending as if all is well because their children and wards are not affected.