Security Operatives Deployed as Students Stage Protest in Abuja Airport, Kaduna Highway Over ASUU Strike

Abuja Airport, Kaduna Highway

Students under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) will be laying siege on the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja and the Kaduna-Abuja Highway. The Punch reports that the action by the students is aimed at making their grievance on the seven-month-long strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities public.

Since February 14, when ASUU commenced its strike action, students of various tertiary institutions have remained at home as the Federal Government and the union battle on their previous agreements.

The students had also engaged in similar activity in Lagos, blocking the Murtala Muhammed International Airport.

However, speaking on the incident the chairman of the NANS National Task Force, ‘EndASUUstrike,’ Olumide Ojo, said that an initially planned protest at the Apapa port was stepped down. According to Ojo, the protest in Apapa did not take place as planned to allow the team re-strategise and plan for an impactful lockdown on Wednesday.

His words:

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“We decided to use today (Tuesday) to appraise our protest on Monday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja. By tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, we will be grounding the Nnamdi Azikwe Airport, Abuja and Kaduna-Abuja Expressway. “We will also be at Iwo Road, Ibadan where we will hold a press conference. It will be a simultaneous action. On Thursday, our colleagues in the South-South and South East will mobilise for a showdown too.”

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