Nigerian Students Vow To Disrupt Flights At Abuja Airport

Some college students below the umbrella of National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) have threatened to storm Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja with the purpose of interrupting home and worldwide flights ranging from Monday, if their calls for will not be met by Federal Government.

NAPS tasked Government to achieve an settlement with the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic Staff (ASUP) to finish the lingering strike, whereas demanding the rapid reopening of polytechnics. 

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It was gathered that the Federal Ministry of Education’s entrance was barricaded by the aggrieved college students displaying placards with varied inscriptions as they known as on the federal government to hearken to their lecturers, the Nation stories.

President of NAPS, Mr Sunday Asuku, urged ASUP and the Federal Government to achieve a compromise or threat nationwide protest by the scholars.

“We are right here to demand rapid reopening of our tertiary establishments. ASUP has been on strike for 2 months now and nothing has been carried out about it.

“Government just isn’t saying something about this and we wish them to reopen the colleges now or else we’re not leaving.

“We have written to them but they have declined. The Federal Government workers are being paid their salaries and allowances likewise our lecturers, so who is going to pay the students for time wastage.”

The President famous that the affiliation has met with the management of ASUP who promised to shift floor if the federal government meets their calls for.

“ASUP demanded 15 objects from the Federal Government however was solely capable of get two which to us just isn’t commendable.

“As a scholar physique, we have an interest within the authorities paying the lecturers their minimal wage which is accrued to 2 years.

“Other MDAs have obtained theirs since November 2019, why holding our lecturers to ransom? If you may give them this, then now we have the precise to carry them accountable for not instructing.

“We want the government to call ASUP back to a round table and give them what belongs to them, else by Monday, we will grind the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.”


However, the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba who obtained the protesters with different officers famous that all the things that needed to do with ASUP had been settled by the federal government.

The Minister pressured that the accountability lies with the union to be honest on the scholars by calling off the strike.

 “Everyone of us is pained by what’s going on within the polytechnic sector of our training. Many of us spoke with ASUP on the time of their warning strike that we’re not working an advert hoc authorities.

“Nothing ends as we speak, even when I die as we speak, Nigeria will proceed and there’s nothing that can cease Nigeria.

“When ASUP wished to begin this strike, we wrote them and stated all the things that ASUP requested for has been agreed upon, we wouldn’t have one space of disagreement.

“On May 23, we communicated to ASUP and we have given them a catalog of everything that they said we should do that we have complied with.”

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) lately insisted that there was no going again on its strike motion that began on Tuesday, April 6.

ASUP President, Anderson Ezeibe, accused the Federal Government of insensitivity, noting that the federal government has failed to achieve out to members of the union with a view to resolving the controversial points regardless of receiving the union’s discover of strike.

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Nigerian Students Vow To Disrupt Flights At Abuja Airport

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