NANS Protest: Students Block Sagamu-Benin Expressway

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the students in Ogun State has blocked the Sagamu-Benin Expressway in protest against the ongoing strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Monday.

The students are from Tai Solarin University of Education, Science and Technology (TASUED) Ijagun, Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) Ago-Iwoye and Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB), Abeokuta.

It was reported that the students stalked the TASUED axis and blocked the Sagamu-Benin expressway, with placards which among the inscriptions are “ #End ASUU strike now#”, “ We say no to educational stagnancy”, “ We are tired of deadlock meetings” and “Education should not be this difficult. ”

Don Ayomide, TASUED, Student Union Government, President said the protest was to informed ASUU and the federal government the predicaments of the students during strike. He also said students are at receiving end.

Damilola Simeon, the Chairman, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Ogun Chapter, pleaded to the federal government and ASUU to reach agreement and that the federal government should not comprise in fulfilling the agreement.

He said, “We have been clamouring since the commencement of this ASUU strike that something should be done with immediate effect, but both ASUU and the federal government are not listening to us.

“They have to understand the fact that Nigerian students will always be at the receiving end at the end of the day. Our students are suffering, our students are fed up. This whole issue is getting out of hand.

“We do not pray that our students end up engaging themselves in criminal activities as we all know that an idle hand is the devil’s workshop.”

The NANS chairman pleaded to the two parties to do the necessary thing that the strike can be call-off.

Written by: Abigael Daramola

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