ASUU Strike: Security Operatives Flooded Enugu Airport

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The security operatives flooded the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, on Friday, May 20, 2022 to stop the proposed protest of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) against the on-going strike of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

NANS gave 9days privilege for the federal government and ASUU to reach agreement and if they were unable to reach agreement, they will have their massive protest against the on-going strike.

The students had been mobilising on social media platforms and through their flyers, it was stated the event would begin by 9am.

By 7am, the security operatives were already at the venues where the planned protest was to hold.

The coordinator, NANS Zone F (Southeast), Comr. Onyia Ibeabuchi Moses condemned the strike action, in a statement last week.

The statement reads, “This is coming at a time when the children of most politicians and top government functionaries are enrolled in the best universities overseas receiving uninterrupted studies.

“A time when politicians are paying up to the tune of a hundred million naira to purchase expression of interest and nomination forms for elections next year.

“A time when our leaders both at the state and federal levels are budgeting huge sums of money for election campaigns. A time when the federal government has budgeted and set asides huge part of our common patrimony and state resources for elections.

“We want the federal government to know that their plans of keeping Nigerian students idly at home so that they can be used as willing tools, thugs and underdogs in the forthcoming general elections is dead on arrival. We vehemently refuse to be the devil’s workshop.

“Unequivocally and in unison, we say a big no to this extension and by the virtue of this press release notify the Government of Nigeria, ASUU, security agencies and masses of our stand and position.”

Written by: Abigael Daramola

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