ASUU Strike: Gridlock as protesting students block Lagos airport road


Nigerian students have trooped out in their numbers across the country marching to different airports to ground activities at local and international airports.

This is coming less than 24 hours after the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS)announced that it will ground activities in airports across the country beginning from Monday, September 18 over the lingering strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Some of the students blocked a section of the access road to the Murtala Muhammad International Airport in Lagos

The situation caused gridlock along the axis as the vehicular movement in and out of the airport was stalled.

The students said the decision to ground airports activities was due to the successes recorded in their road protest during which several highways were blocked.

The spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, has also confirmed that police officers have been deployed to the scene.

Meanwhile, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured that everything possible within the ambit of the law would be done to protect airports’ operations from being disrupted.

This is just as key players in the country’s aviation sector have described the contemplation of the students to shut down the airports as a wrong decision that will not bring the required solutions.

Abisola Adebayo is a Reporter/Presenter/Social Media Manager for Tv360Nigeria. She is a first class graduate of the department of Mass Communication at Fountain University, Osogbo. Abisola is currently running her Masters Degree at the University of Lagos. The Social Media savvy young lady is ambitious and driven, likes trying new things and sets new goals for herself. Always looking for an opportunity to do better and achieve greatness.

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