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18.09.2022 Featured Students to Block Runways, Disrupt Flights Over Lingering ASUU Strike

Published 18th Sep, 2022

By Opeyemi Lawal

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NAN) is set to shut runways and obstruct flights across the nation to express its displeasure with the lingering ASUU strike on Monday.

While addressing press men on Saturday, Raymond Ojo, chairman of NANS National Task Force on the #EndAsuuStrikeNow Campaign, stated that university students affected by the strike, which has now entered its seventh month, would storm airports, restricting air travel.

READ ALSO: Students Sue Buhari Over ASUU Strike 

He said that Nigerian students would no longer sit back while politicians sent their kids abroad for foreign education.

“We are here to inform all Nigerian students and the general public that we shall begin another round of protest next week by storming the airspace on Monday, 19th September 2022 to #OccupyTheAirports,” he said.

“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.”

He said that the student body of the nation would rather shut down the country than continue to beg the federal government.

“We will, by this statement, not beg again. We shall be mobilising all students to shut down the country. No Education! No Movement! Fund education now,” he said.

READ ALSO: ASUU Has Spent 19 Months on Strike Under Buhari — And It’s the Longest Since 1999

“They prefer to kill the public schools instead of revamping them. Nigerian students are not surprised that the Buhari-led government does not care about public education.

“After all, all the politicians have their kids schooling abroad, while children of the masses that constitute 99 percent of the population are only fit to be thugs, hard workers and sex slaves. We dare say that this cruelty will not continue anymore.

“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 non-acceptable to all the millions of students in Nigeria.”

Published 18th Sep, 2022

By Opeyemi Lawal

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