ASUU Strike: NANS Disrupts Traffic On Niger Bridge For Hours

ASUU MEMBERS, ENUGU STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (ESUT) CHAPTER, DURING A PEACEFUL PROTEST IN ENUGU ON FRIDAY
ASUU MEMBERS, ENUGU STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (ESUT) CHAPTER, DURING A PEACEFUL PROTEST IN ENUGU ON FRIDAY

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Friday barricaded the Asaba axis of the Niger Bridge for more than two hours.

The action, which was jointly carried out by some university students and their polytechnic counterparts was in protest of the protracted strike by ASUU.

The aggrieved students blocked the bridge at about 1 p.m., which resulted to a traffic gridlock that stretched from the bridge to Okwe junction about five kilometres to Asaba town.

They also lamented the recent decisions of polytechnic lecturers under the auspices of ASUP to also embark on a similar strike, saying it would further cripple the education sector and send a wrong signal to the international community.

NANS National Public Relations Officer, Victor Ola-Ogun, said that the students were tired of the strike and appealed to ASUU to call it off.

He said that the students had embarked on the peaceful protest and taken it to Kano and “now they are in Zone B, that is Delta and the Anambra area of the country.’’

He said that if the lecturers refuse to call off the strike, the association would further move the protest to Zone C and D, comprising the middle Belt areas and South West of the country.

“We do not want a situation where our ladies will become prostitutes and the men armed robbers.

“We are always there to fight for the lecturers’ welfare and now that the Federal Government has decided to meet some of their demands, they should consider for our sake and go back to work,’’ Ola-Ogun said.

The students, which were drawn from different parts of the country, came in large number.

They will leave Delta to their various destinations on Saturday. (NAN)

2 COMMENTS

  1. Great Nigerian Students!!! It is obvious that we
    can only pass this stage once and history has no
    place for spectators. It is best for Nigerian
    students to gather and take their protest to
    Abuja right at tge gates of Aso Rock so our
    Government will learn to.put matters that
    affects the youths,the future leaders, first
    before any other matter. They can’t be spending
    money and buying bulletproof cars when there
    is no money for education and the youths are at
    home.
    Enough is enough.
    http://davidkaluge.hubpages.com/hub/ASUU-Strike-A-message-to-Nigerian-Youths

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