The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has promised to shut down the Yola International Airport in Adamawa State over the protracted strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The Zone E chapter of NANS made this promise and prepared for the shutdown of the Yola Airport, adding that the protest is in line with NANS nationwide ‘Occupy The Airport’ protest over the lingering ASUU strike.
A request letter was sent to the Adamawa State Commissioner of Police by the NANS Zone E Coordinator, Alhassan Adam, indicating that the protest would begin at the Airport Gate by 9 am.
The letter sent by NANS to the police commissioner, CP Sikiru Akande, beckoned on the police to protect its members from hoodlums that might try to hijack the peaceful protest and turn it into a chaotic one.
The letter read in part: “In line with the directives of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to shut down all the airports in Nigeria till ASUU calls off the strike, Zone E will not be exempted, and we have scheduled our date of protest on Friday 23rd September 2022.
“Sir, we deem it very necessary to write to your office and request for security cover in order to prevent the protest from being hijacked by hoodlums.”