ASUU Strike: Students blocking Lagos-Ibadan expressway ‘re violating laws — FG


The Federal Government, have faulted protesting members of the National Association of Nigerian students, NANS, that blocked the busy section of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who stated this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja, described the action of the students as illegal and violation of the country’s law.

According to the Minister, although the Nigerian constitution recognises and protects the citizens’ right to public protests, it however, does not empower any Nigerian to “inflict pain and inconvenience on other people.”

He spoke on the heels of report that the protest embarked upon by the students caused a gridlock on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, leaving motorists and passengers stranded.

The protesters who converged on the Sagamu Interchange section of the expressway, towards Lagos, were seen chanting solidarity songs and raising placards with various inscriptions to condemn the lingering seven-month old strike.

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