Going by the threat of the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), activities at both Tincan and Apapa ports would soon be grounded in the ongoing protest by the stidents’ national body.
The university students have threatened to ground port activities saying the protest at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport was a child’s play compared to what is going to happen at the ports saying it was ready to go on a weeklong protest if the government fails to implement the agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
ASUU had embarked on an indefinite strike action since February to compel the federal government to implement its agreement with the union on proper funding of public universities and improved condition of service of lecturers over ten years ago.
NANS said it was ready to ground the Nigerian ports and third mainland bridge in Lagos if the federal government fails to yield to their lecturers’ requests.
In a statement on Monday by its Chairman, NANS National Taskforce on #EndASUUStrikeNow, Ojo Raymond, he said, “For the past few days, we have been protesting simultaneously round the states of the country to protest the continued ASUU strike 3hich has lasted over seven months as a result of the ‘crss irresponsibility’ of the federal government to fulfil the terms of the agreement they williny signed with ASUU
“As an association, we are saddened by this development which has resulted in the closure of universities. And, this act, we believe, is deliberated by the federal government to deny the children of the common Nigeria access to quality education which violates the provisions of the Chapter Two of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended),” he stated.