Nigerian university students
Nigerian university students

The Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian College Students (NANS) has mentioned that it’ll shut down airports throughout the nation, promising to floor their actions over the 7-month-old strike by the Educational Workers Union of Universities (ASUU) which has negatively impacted on them.

That is as scholars have criticized the Federal Authorities ‘No work no pay’ saying that it’s unacceptable to them.

That is coming a number of days after the scholars blocked the Lagos-Ibadan expressway in protest over the lingering strike inflicting lots of gridlock on that axis.

This was made identified by the Chairman NANS Nationwide Activity Pressure on ‘Finish ASUU Strike Now,’ Ojo Olumide, whereas talking in Akure, Ondo State, saying that college students have been already bored with pleading with each event over the necessity to finish the strike.

Olumide mentioned that the 4-day shutdown of busy highways and expressways had been successful, after which hinted at plans to disrupt worldwide travels from September 19, 2022, to ensure that “the bourgeois and the federal government to really feel the pains that had subjected college students to previously seven months.”

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What the NANS high official is saying

Olumide mentioned, “We will start one other spherical of protest subsequent week by storming the airspaces on Monday, nineteenth September 2022 to #OccupyTheAirports#. We need to let the world know in regards to the pains and anguish college students are going by way of.

  • “Nigerian college students whose mother and father create the commonwealth can’t proceed to be struggling at residence alongside our lecturers whereas the few who achieve from our sweats and blood have their children overseas jollying and flexing.
  • “We name on college students to rise and be a part of us as we take our destinies into our fingers. Our calls for stay persistently clear and easy.
  • “We name on ASUU management for a gathering as quickly as potential to debate solidarity actions and plan for the following part of the struggles. Nigerian college students usually are not subjected to safety companies and we haven’t seen any step from them to avert the ASUU strike.
  • ‘’Being on the highway for the previous 4 days and having garnered lots of solidarity, grounding the airport is for us to get solidarity and we’ll carry on grounding the native and worldwide airports and so they know the impact of us grounding the airport, the one factor we request for them is to open our campuses again.
  • “They need to give sufficient budgetary allocation we aren’t asking for 26 % we’re asking for 22 %. We cross a vote of no confidence on each minister of Labour and Schooling. We name on the Buhari government to pay all excellent arrears and salaries of the lecturers.
  • “The coverage of ‘No Work No Pay’ is a Fascist one; it’s, subsequently condemnable and unacceptable to all of the hundreds of thousands of scholars in Nigeria.
  • “We are going to, by this assertion, not beg once more. We will be mobilizing all college students to close down the nation. No Schooling, no motion!”

NANS condemns the Minister of Work’s touch upon blocking of federal highways

Olumide additionally criticized the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, over his purported touch upon the barricade of federal roads by the scholars, noting that the strike had continued to linger because of the absence of kids of the political class in public universities.

He mentioned, “By Nigerians, the federal and state governments grew to become and are nonetheless uncomfortable with our protests. As an alternative to them responding to us responsibly and what have you ever we have been shocked that the Minister of Works Babatunde Fashola got here up with an unlawful utterance befitting of solely rabble-rousers and political irritants by calling out elementary Human Rights “unlawful!”

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“What Minister Fashola has completed is wonderful. In any case, the digital camera he discovered at LekkiTollGate after the bloodbath continues to be a thriller. But, the minister’s outburst can be one other proof that the Buhari government hates actual academic improvement.

“They’re by no means apologetic and are hell-bent on destroying each remnant of state welfare left. They like to kill the general public colleges as a substitute for revamping them. Nigerian college students usually are not stunned that the Buhari- authorities don’t care about public training. In any case, all of the politicians have their children’s education overseas whereas the kids of the plenty that represent 99percsnt of the inhabitants are solely matched to be thugs, laborious staff, and intercourse slaves.

“We dare say that this cruelty is not going to proceed anymore and, it’s on this be aware we name on the nationwide management of ASUU to synergize with Nigerian college students in attaining this battle that we’ve commenced by making certain {that a} state of emergency is said within the academic sector.”

What you need to know

  • Recall that on September 13, members of NANS blocked the Shagamu interchange of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway to protest the continued ASUU strike.
  • A whole lot of the protesting college students demanded an instantaneous finish to the extended strike urging the Federal Authorities to fulfill the calls for the putting lecturers to allow them to return to class
  • NANS’ South West Zone and Nationwide Public Relations Officer Adegboye Emmanuel and Giwa Temitope, in a press release, mentioned the strike was an excessive amount to bear