ASUU strike: Students mobilise for protest, plan to mount road blocks in Lagos


by Isi Esene

Some students have put plan in motion to conduct a mass protest in Lagos and other cities in the country to highlight the woes facing education in the country.

Reports say the students plan to mount road-blocks in strategic parts of Lagos to register their anger over the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

According to the Joint Action Front (JAF), the civil society group spearheading the protest, it will kick off at the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) office at Yaba, Lagos at 8am on Tuesday and will also include zonal rallies in Kano, Ibadan, Owerri, Calabar and Abuja, among others.

According to JAF, the aim is to draw attention to the bleak future that awaits Nigerian children due to the neglect of public education “while children of top politicians and government officials are trained in private schools in Nigeria and abroad with funds looted from public coffers.”

According to the JAF secretary, Comrade Abiodun Aremu, the protest is not meant to molest anybody but to force government to pay attention to the universities lecturers’ demands.

“We have mobilised students concerning today’s protest; we also plan to make it nationwide,” he said.

Comments (9)

  1. I think by d time movements n business crumbles then wil Fg respond pisitively to our cry

  2. Hw possible will d whole giant of Africa go bankrupt 4 jst 92billion naira …..wats so big in 92billion 4 d govt towards ASUU yet dey spend more dan dat settling Senators……i dnt blame dem aftarall most of dia children dnt study in Nigeria……..MORE PROTEST SHULD BE HELD IN VARIOUS STATES….

  3. I don’t know if our leaders are allegic to education.

  4. ASUU should not call off the strike until gov fulfil their part of the 2009 agreement. We can’t continue with the present standard of education in Nig!!!.

  5. Government should meet up their responsibility by making sure dat the meet asuu demands.

  6. Abuja will be a better place for proper passage of information

  7. I just hope we’re gonna see the children of the top office holders in Nigeria.

  8. Great Movement from Youths, but seriously there are doubts that it will work..

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