Nigerian students protesting the prolonged strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Monday, defied the downpour, to express their grievances at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
The students held banners bearing inscriptions such as: “No nation can develop without genuine commitment to education,” and “If you have money for election form, you can fund education.”
They caused traffic around the airport amid the presence of a combined team of officers the Lagos State Police Command, Rapid Response Squad, Lagos Airport Police Command, and other security agencies.
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The students are asking the Federal Government to resolve issues with the striking lecturers so that they can resume academic activities.
ASUU has been on strike since February 14, 2022, making the strike seven months old in September. However, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for a meeting with the leadership of the union led by Professor Emmanuel Osekede, Tuesday.