The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has vowed to shut down airport operation in continuation of its protest against the Federal Government over the 7-month-old strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The organized National Body of students has met in the cause of the weekend in Akure, to deliberate its next line of action following the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to meet the striking lecturers’ demand.
The student body has during the week made the news after barricading the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Benin Ore road, and other strategic points in protest of the long-lived strike of the lecturers that have kept students out of school for months.
However, the Minister for Works and Housing Babajide Raji Fashola faulted the actions of the student body claiming that it was illegal to restrict the movement of other citizens while trying to make their grievances known.
However, during the meeting that was held over the weekend, the students condemned the manner in which president Buhari was treating education and the striking lecturers.
The students announced that the highway closures were a success and that the next step would be to ban international travel starting on September 19 so that wealthy people and elected leaders could experience the pain that the students had been going through for the previous seven months.
Speaking on the next step of the agitation, the chairman of NANS task force on “End ASUU Strike Now” Ojo Raymond Olumide disclosed that airports will remain shut until the strike has been 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 pain and anguish students are going through,” he added.
He said that the association will mobilize all students to shut down the country warning that No Education, No Movement.
Confirming the development to Newsbreak.ng Giwa Temitope told our reporter that the union will shut down airports starting from Monday, adding that students will no longer beg the government but compel it to do what is right.