Students Ground Lagos Airports over ASUU Strike
Vehicular movement is at a stand-still at both the local and international airports in Lagos as the National Association of Nigeria Students, NANS protest the continued stay at home of students due to the Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU strike.
All the access roads into the airports have been condoned off by the students around the hajj and cargo terminal, and the road leading into the International airport terminal.
They defied the morning rain, chanting solidarity songs to register their anger over the failure of the Federal Government and ASUU to reach a truce on the demands of the lecturers.
The once busy airport roads and toll gates are deserted, and the usual hustle and bustle that characterized the airport environment was absent.
Staff and workers of the various agencies and companies at the airport cannot access their offices, and students of the airport secondary school are also affected.
Many air passengers are currently stranded on the roads.
Security agencies, the police, Civil Defense corps are on the ground to prevent the breakdown of law and order.
Currently, the once chaotic traffic situation on Mondays in the Lagos metropolis has been compounded by the protest as it has extended to the Ajao Estate area to Oshodi, the local airport to Ikeja under the bridge, and the Agege motor road, spilling over to other roads linked to these areas.