After Blocking Lagos Airport, Nigerian Students Move to Seal Biggest Port, Give Reason

After Blocking Lagos Airport, Nigerian Students Move to Seal Biggest Port, Give Reason

  • Nigerian students are set to block the Apapa Port in protest of the prolonged Academic Staff Union of Universities strike action
  • The plan by the students of Nigeria's tertiary institutions was made known by the southwest coordinator for the National Association of Nigerian Students, Adegboye Olatunji
  • Olatunji said the move to lay siege on government facility is aimed at pushing the FG to restrategise and bring an end to the ongoing ASUU strike

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Barely 24 hours after they laid siege at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos state, students under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Students move to block the Apapa Port.

The Punch reports that the students who had on Monday, September 19, blocked the access roads leading to both the international and domestic wing of the airport are headed to the Apapa port for the same purpose.

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Students of tertiary institutions are set to block the Apapa port over the prolonged ASUU strike. Photo: The Punch
Source: UGC

The protest by the students the previous day had left many passengers stranded and forced several airline operators to reschedule their flights.

It was gathered that the action by the students is in continuation of their protest against the ongoing seven-month-long strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

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Reason behind blocking the Apapa port in Lagos state

Speaking on the plan ahead, NAN's southwest coordinator, Adegboye Olatunji, said should the Nigerian Government fail to resolve its crisis with ASUU, the student will lay siege on the Apapa port.

Olatunji words:

“We will be moving to Apapa seaports on Tuesday if the Federal Government refuses to do the needful. Students are tired of staying at home."

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The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities had earlier cautioned tertiary institution authorities to quit deceiving students over fake resumptions.

The call was made by the vice president of ASUU, Chris Piwuna, on Monday, September 19, after the spokesperson for IMSU announced a resumption date for the institution.

Piwuna said it has become obvious that some staff of the institutions who are not ASUU members tend to take laws into their own hands.

At last, end in sight for ASUU strike as fresh update emerges

The leadership of the House of Representatives and some stakeholders earlier fixed a date to meet with ASUU.

This was announced on Sunday, September 18, by Lanre Lasisi, one of the special advisers of Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila.

There is hope that at the said meeting which will be held in Abuja on Tuesday, September 20, solutions that will end the strike will spring up.


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