The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has announced its plan to shut down all international airports in the nation following a seven-month deadlock between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Over the weekend, the national body of NANS convened in Akure, the seat of Ondo State, and denounced the manner the federal government was treating the lecturers who were on strike as well as education in general.
Students agreed to stop international travel starting on September 19, 2022 because they believed the four-day closure of highways and expressways was a success, and they wanted the bourgeois and the government to go through the same pain that students had over the previous seven months.
The NANS National Task Force on “End ASUU Strike Now” Chairman, Ojo Raymond Olumide, revealed that students were already tired of pleading with both parties about the necessity of ending the strike during a press conference.
“The President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration must settle all outstanding arrears and the lecturers’ salaries”, Olumide said, adding that the airports that would be occupied will remain closed until the strike is called off.
“We shall begin another round of protest next week by storming the airspaces on Monday, 19th September 2022 to #OccupyTheAirports. We want to let the world know about the pains and anguish students are going through.
“Nigerian students whose parents create the commonwealth cannot continue to be suffering at home alongside our lecturers while the few who gain from our sweats and blood have their kids abroad jollying and flexing.
“We will, by this statement, not beg again. We shall be mobilizing all students to shut down the country. No Education! No Movement!”
NANS approved a vote of no confidence on the ministers of labor and education while chastising Babatunde Raji Fashola, the minister of works, for allegedly commenting on students blocking federal roads.
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