Nigerian students set to ‘shut down’ Abuja Airport road

Students of public universities in Nigeria have said all is set to ground activities at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at the nation’s federal capital territory (FCT), Abuja.

The latest decision followed the success recorded in Lagos on Monday when human and vehicular movement into and from the Muritala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) was obstructed for hours.

The protesters, under the umbrella of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) defied the early morning rain in Lagos on Monday and barricaded the road leading to the airport using both official and personal vehicles.

They said the decision to impede movements at the airports was part of the strategies to “take the battle to the Nigerian elites so that they could feel the plight of the public university students.”

Major public universities in the country, particularly those owned by the federal government, have been shut since 14 February when the Academic Staff Union of…

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