BREAKING Until the ASUU strike is finished, all airports will be closed, according to NANS. 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 foreign travel starting on September 19, 2022 because they believed the four-day closure of roads and expressways was a success, and they wanted the bourgeois and the government to go through the same pain that students experienced over the previous seven months.
Students were already weary of appealing with both parties about the urgency of ending the strike, according to Ojo Raymond Olumide, Chairman of the NANS National Task Force on “End ASUU Strike Now.”
Olumide stated that the airports that would be occupied would stay closed until the strike was called off. “The President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration must clear the outstanding arrears and the professors’ wages,” he added.
“On Monday, September 19, 2022, we will storm the airspaces to launch a new round of protests under the hashtag #OccupyTheAirports. We want the public to be aware of the suffering that students endure. “Nigerian students, whose parents built the nation, cannot continue to toil at home with their professors while the few who profit from our sweat and blood send their children overseas to have fun and flex.
“With this declaration, we promise not to beg again. All students will be organized by us to shut down the nation. No Movement! No Education!
NANS approved a vote of no confidence on the ministries of labor and education while chastising Babatunde Raji Fashola, the minister of works, for allegedly commenting on students blocking federal highways.