ASUU strike: NANS barricades Niger Bridge




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By NAN

The National Association Students (NANS) on barricaded the Asaba axis the Niger Bridge for more than two hours.
The action, which was jointly carried out by some university students and their polytechnic counterparts was in protest against the protracted strike by ASUU.
The aggrieved students blocked the bridge at about 1 p.m., which resulted to a traffic gridlock that stretched the bridge to Okwe junction about five kilometres to Asaba town.
They also lamented the recent decisions polytechnic lecturers under the auspices ASUP to also embark on a similar strike, saying it would further cripple the education sector and send a wrong signal to the international community.
NANS National Relations , Victor Ola-Ogun, said that the students were tired of the strike and appealed to ASUU to call it off.
He said that the students had embarked on the peaceful protest and taken it to Kano and “now they are in Zone B, that is and the Anambra area of the country.’’
He said that if the lecturers refuse to call off the strike, the association would further move the protest to Zones C and D, comprising the middle Belt areas and South West of the country.
“We do not want a situation where ladies become prostitutes and the .
“We are always there to fight for the lecturers’ welfare and now that the Federal has decided to meet some of their demands, they should consider for sake and go back to work,’’ Ola-Ogun said.