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ASUU Strike: Students Cause Gridlock As They Block Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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Students under the umbrella of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) have caused gridlock in the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The students said to have blocked the road making  travelers to be stranded.

The students who are protesting over the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)’s strike which began on the 14th of February, 2022 after it held its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting from 12th and 13th February in Lagos.

The students had gathered at the Redeemed Church axis of Mowe as early as 8 am, protesting over the strike and the fuel scarcity, thereby causing gridlock at the busy highway.

Damilola Simeon, the Chairman of NANS in Ogun State, who gave audience urged the Federal Government (FG) to yield to the demand of ASUU, adding that the students are the victims of the strike.

Damilola pleaded with ASUU and FG to return to the negotiation table and proffer a lasting solution to the incessant strikes that have crippled academic activities in public varsities across the country.

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He added that students’ time is being wasted as age is not on their side. Those who stay off-campus would be forced to pay extra rent and some will be distracted thereby engaging in illegal activities.

Simeon appealed to FG to fund universities in the countryy so as to ensure good working conditions for teaching and non-teaching staff.

On the issue of fuel scarcity, he stated the adverse effect of it is telling on the masses and the necessary agency should intervene quickly as possible.

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