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ASUU strike: Protesting students block Ijebu-Ode/Benin/Ore expressway

Protesting students on Friday grounded Ijebu-Ode/Benin/Ore expressway in a demonstration against the ongoing strike by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The…

Protesting students on Friday grounded Ijebu-Ode/Benin/Ore expressway in a demonstration against the ongoing strike by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The students in their hundreds under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), brought traffic flow to a halt, as part of the protest on the fourth day.   

The protest which began on Tuesday with the blockade of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, according to them, was meant to force the government into action. 

Commuters and motorists were trapped in the logjam and commercial activities were grounded following the protest.

The chairman, NANS National Task Force on #EndASUUStrikeNow, Ojo Raymond Olumide said, “As Nigerian students, we have vowed to resist and we shall fight to a standstill. We sincerely appreciate the resilience of Nigerian students, who have joined in the first phase of the struggle so far, and we acknowledge the positive responses from our parents at the barricades. These positive responses are a motivation to continue the lined-up agitation until our demands are met.

“Conclusively, the national leadership of the association shall inform Nigerian people of the next phase of the struggle to come in the days ahead.”