Students block roads to Lagos airport, demand end to ASUU strike

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Higher institution students under the auspices of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), on Monday blocked all roads leading to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos in protest against continued strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

As early as 7 am, they blocked the Ajao Estate – Murtala Muhammed International Airport expressway and condoned off the road leading to the international terminal wing and tollgate link of the airport, singing solidarity songs.

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In orderly and peaceful manner, they maintained that no vehicle would be allowed to pass through the blockages on the airport’s access roads.

A team of security operatives led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police Airport Command, DCP Sunday Kayode and Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Commandant, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, were seeing appealing to the students to maintain peace while carrying out their protest.

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Also at the General Aviation Terminal, (GAT) of the airport, the, National Chairman of African Action Congress (AAC) and former President, NANS, University of Lagos, Omoyele Sowore who silidarised with the protesting students, urged them to remain peaceful and nonviolent as they express their discomfort on the 7-month old ASUU strike.

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