Amid dissatisfaction with the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities industrial action that is in its seven months, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has staged a mass protest at the Murtala International Airport, Lagos.
A video of these students sighted by Legit.ng confirms that the Lagos Airport was taken over by students with security personnel present at the scene of the protest.
In the video, the students were seen singing solidarity songs non-violently as security operatives were on standby observing from a distance.
Earlier, Punch had reported that NANS issued a statement that it will stage a protest at the Lagos Airport until the federal government meets the demands of the agitating Nigerian lecturers for an increase in their salaries and other benefits for institutional development across the federation.
The Lagos airport will be grounded on Monday (today). All we want is for the government to answer us. We want an end to the strike”
It was gathered that the Lagos state police command is aware of the protest and reports have it that the federal government is on course to mobilise and deploy military personnel to the protest point.
The students stressed that:
“We can secure ourselves against external forces. We are aware that the Federal Government is mobilising the military to the venue of our protest but that will not stop us from barricading the airport.”