Air travelers on Monday September 19, 2022, were forced to trek to get to the airport due to the blockade of the road by the National Association of Nigerian Students – NANS.
The students are protesting the Academic Staff Union of Universities – ASUU strike which has crippled activities in Federal Government owned Universities since February 14.
The protest in Lagos on Monday forced Air travelers to trek to the airport in a bid to catch-up with their flights.
As a result of the blockade, Lagosians have capitalized on the situation to do brisk business by carrying passengers’ luggages to the airport for a fee.
The students’ protest in Lagos, sources said, will still spread to other parts of the country as the students express their grievances over the protracted industrial action that has halted their academic progress. Some students recently blocked highways and are insisting that they will continue to disrupt movements in the country till the Federal Government/ASUU logjam is resolved.
Some of the students at the Lagos airport lockdown were heard saying “if they (stranded air travelers) don’t miss their flight, they will not understand our own plight. It’s all about flight and plight.” They lamented that in Nigeria children of the rich are studying abroad which is why the authorities do not want to act so that the strike will be called off and so that the universities can be reopened.
They insisted that the strike must be called off so that the students can return to school.