Aggrieved students to block abuja airport and kaduna road
In a show of support against the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ on-going strike, the National Association of Nigerian Students has announced that its members will block the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, and Kaduna-Abuja Expressway on Wednesday (today).
The entry roadways to the domestic and international terminals of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja were reportedly blocked by students on Monday, leaving stranded travelers and other people.
The chairman of the NANS National Task Force, “EndASUUstrike,” Olumide Ojo, told reporters on Tuesday that the reason students did not demonstrate at the Apapa Port on Tuesday as originally planned was to give them time to prepare and strategize for a powerful demonstration on Wednesday.
We chose to utilize today (Tuesday) to evaluate our demonstration on Monday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, according to Ojo.
We will close the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway, Abuja, and Nnamdi Azikwe Airport by Wednesday morning.
“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.”
Yes, there will be protests at the Abuja Airport on Wednesday, according to Adegboye Olatunji, the Coordinator of the South West Zone D of NANS.
Usman Barambu, the National President of NANS, also gave a speech during which he said that Nigerian students had overstayed their welcome and that the government should reopen the universities to allow them to return to their studies.
According to a letter from Barambu to several association organs that Newsmen was able to receive a copy of on Tuesday, the students’ protest will run until October 11, 2022.