NANS threatens to shut down airports nationwide over ASUU strike

* Pass no-confidence vote in Adamu Adamu, Ngige

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has threatened to close down all International airports in the country following a seven month strike embarked upon by Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)

The leadership of NANS met in Akure, Ondo State, at the weekend to discuss the way forward and measures to resolve the lingering industrial action embarked upon by university lecturers.

The students condemned the Federal government’s attitude towards resolving the strike by ASUU.

They noted that the four-day closure of highways and expressways was a success, which is why they decided to stop international travel beginning on September 19, 2022, so that the bourgeois and the government would experience the suffering that students had gone through for the previous seven months.

The NANS National Task Force on “End ASUU Strike Now” Chairman, Ojo Raymond Olumide, revealed that students are 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 berated the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola, over his comment on the barricade of expressway by the students.

They passed a vote of no confidence on the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige and his Education counterpart, Adamu Adamu.

ASUU has embarked on industrial action since February 14, 2022.

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