NANS has vowed to shut down airports over the ASUU strike.
Glamtush reports that the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has vowed further action on the lingering strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
This online platform gathered that the group said it would take its protest to the international airports across the country and ground their activities.
Speaking in Akure, the Ondo State capital, the Chairman, NANS National Task Force on ‘End ASUU Strike Now,’ Ojo Olumide, said students were already tired of pleading with both parties over the need to end the strike.
According to him, the four-day shutdown of busy highways and expressways had been a success, hence the move to disrupt international travels as from September 19, 2022 in order for “the bourgeois and the government to feel the pains that had subjected students to in the past seven months.”
He said, “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 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.