ASUU Strike: Nigerian students to ground airports Monday 

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The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has threatened to demonstrate at all the international airports on Monday, September 19, 2022.

This, according to them, is to protest the lingering strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Mr Ojo Olumide, the Chairman, NANS National Task Force on ‘End ASUU Strike Now’, disclosed this on Sunday in Akure, Ondo.

According to him, the students were already sick of appealing with both parties to terminate the strike.

He said, “The four-day shutdown of busy highways and expressways had been a success, hence the move to disrupt international travels as from September 19, 2022.

It is in order for “the bourgeois and the government to feel the pains that had subjected students to in the past seven months.

“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 call on students to rise and join us as we take our destinies into our hands. Our demands remain consistently clear and simple.

“We call on ASUU leadership for a meeting as soon as possible to discuss solidarity actions and plan for the next phase of the struggles.

Nigerian students are not subjected to security agencies and we haven’t seen any step from them to avert the ASUU strike.
Being on the road for the past four days and having garnered a lot of solidarity, grounding the airport is for us to get solidarity.

“We will keep on grounding the local and international airports and they know the effect of us grounding the airport, the only thing we request for them is to open our campuses back.

“They should give enough budgetary allocation we are not asking for 26 percent we are asking for 22 percent.

“We pass a vote of no confidence on both Ministers of Labour and Education. We call on the Buhari-government to pay all outstanding arrears and salaries of the lecturers.

“The policy of ‘No Work No Pay’ is a Fascist one; it is, therefore condemnable and unacceptable to all the millions of students in Nigeria.

“We will, by this statement, not beg again. We shall be mobilizing all students to shut down the country. No Education, no movement!”

Abeeb Atanda

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