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Strike: Motorists stranded as students block Lagos-Ibadan expressway


A protest staged by members of the National Association of Nigerian Students on Tuesday resulted in a gridlock on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The protest took place just after the Sagamu Interchange section of the expressway, inwards Lagos

One of our correspondents, who was at the scene, reported that students chanted solidarity songs while lamenting the ongoing strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

The students said they would continue to occupy major highways in protest against the ongoing ASUU strike demanding an immediate end to the strike.

The protest led to traffic jam which left motorists and passengers stranded.

Speaking to newsmen, NANS’ Public Relations Officer, South-West, Giwa Temitope, slammed the government for failing to meet ASUU’s demands which had left students at the receiving end.

He said, “We are here to pour out our anger. We are not happy, we are sad. The Federal Government has been toying with us, toying with our hearts, our feelings, and our future. They are underfunding the education sector. That is why we are here.”

Asked about the traffic jam caused by their protest, Temitope said the protesters were controlling it and were being assisted by the police and some soldiers.

In an interview with newsmen, a motorist, identified simply as Taju, lamented the traffic jam caused by the protesters.

“Had it been I knew this would happen, I won’t have set out on a journey today because I still have to face the traffic at the Magboro to Berger section of this road,” he said.

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