NANS vows to ground airports over ASUU strike


The National Association of Nigerians Students NANS, has vowed to ground activities at the local and international airports over the lingering strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The Chairman, NANS National Task Force on ‘End ASUU Strike Now,’ Ojo Olumide, disclosed this while speaking with journalists in Akure, Ondo State capital on Saturday.

Olumide said that “the four-day shutdown of busy highways and expressways had been a success, hence the move to disrupt international travels 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.

Speaking further he said, “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 ASUU strike.
Being on the road for the past four days and had garnered a lot of solidarity, grounding the airport is for us to get solidarity and 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.

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

“Through Nigerians, the Federal and state governments became and are still uncomfortable with our protests.

”Instead of them responding to us responsibly and what have you; we were shocked that the Minister of Works Babatunde Fashola came up with an illegal utterance befitting of only rabble-rousers and political irritants by calling out fundamental Human Rights “illegal!”.

Olumide said, “What Minister Fashola has done is amazing. After all, the camera he found at LekkiTollGate after the massacre is still a mystery.

“Yet, the Minister’s outburst is also another evidence that the Buhari government hates real educational development.”

Queen Ferry
Queen Ferry
Chinyere Treasure Ikechukwu also known as Queen Ferry, is a Nigerian business Executive, social media savvy Journalist and Content Editor with over seven years experience. She serves as the Vice-Chairman of Naijatraffic Limited. If Treasure is not researching/blogging, she will be making delicious delicacy.

Popular Related

JUST IN: 60,000 students have applied for loan — NELFUND

The Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND), has revealed that over 60,000 students have registered  on the website for the student loan scheme.Similarly, a total...

Provost charges students on diligence and integrity

Dr Foluke Ajibulu, the Provost of Oke-Osanyintolu College of Health Sciences and Technology, Ido Ekiti has urged student of the institution to be diligent...

Nine-year-old plans to read 200 books in 2024

Osaivbie Izedonmwen, a nine year old boy, has vowed to read 200 books in 2024.From the news gathered, Osaivbie and his brother, Oghosa,12 year...

FG to enlist hunters in Safe School Initiative

In an act to ensure adequate security in the educational sector, Mrs Halima Iliya, the National Coordinator, Financing Safe Schools Initiative, says plans are...

20-year-old UNILORIN student commits suicide after borrowing ‘online boyfriend’ N500,000 

A 20-year-old student of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) identified as Sanni Hameedat, has committed suicide after lending her online lover she met on...

University graduate attempts suicide over withheld results in Edo

Precious Ogbeide, a graduate of Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State attempted suicide over the university refusal to issue him his results since 2018.The...

Lagos tells school administrators to keep a unified calendar

Regarding the 2024/2025 Academic Calendar, stakeholders in education in the state's basic and secondary schools have met with the Lagos State Office of Education...

We will continue to embark on strike until right thing is done – ASUU 

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Wednesday said it would continue to embark on industrial actions until the right thing is done.The...

Lagos to investigate pupil sent out of school over Obi’s poster

Lagos State Ministry of Education commence investigation into the complaint of a parent, Mr Barinaadaa, whose child was sent out of school for using...

UNIOSUN lecturer wins fellowship

Dr. Iyanuoluwa Adufe, an Osun State University lecturer, has been chosen for the Nigeria Malaria Modeling Fellowship.Ademola Adesoji, the university’s Public Relations Officer, confirmed...