BREAKING: NANS to Shutdown All Nigerian Airports Over ASUU Strike

By Daily Report Nigeria
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The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has vowed to shutdown activities of all activities local and international airports across the country.

Accord to the apex body of all Nigerian students, the grounding of airports across the country will begin Monday, September 18, over the lingering strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

NANS said the move to ground airports activities is being motivated by the successes recorded during its protests along highways in recent weeks.

The leadership of NANS, which spoke in Akure, the Ondo State capital, said the grounding of airports was to make the rich share in the pains of the students occasioned by the prolonged strike action.

Chairman, NANS National Task Force on ‘End ASUU Strike Now,’ Comrade Ojo Raymond Olumide, said the move is to make the rich feel the pains of the prolonged ASUU strike as students were tired of pleading with both parties for a solution.

Olumide 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.

“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.

“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. 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 non-acceptable to all the millions of students in Nigeria.

“We will, by this statement, not beg again. We shall be mobilizing all students to shut down the country. No Education! No Movement.”

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