Students have taken over roads leading to the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos on Monday.
The protesting students paralysed activities at the airport due to the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
The protest was organised by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).
The students also barricaded the entrance and exit roads of the airport.
The protesting students blocked the Ajao Road end of the airport, while the Ikeja Underbridge, which leads to the local airport was also totally blocked.
The students with various placards with inscriptions as: ‘Education is a right, open our schools now,’ ‘APC detests education,’ ‘How can a man without certificate cherish education’ and ‘Education Minister Must Go,’ among others, vowed that they would continue to block major facilities in the country until the Federal Government attend to the requests of their lecturers.
One of the protesting students, who identified himself as Sikiru Ajayi, lamented that he was a final year student of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), but was unable to present his project to his supervisor since the school was shut down about seven months ago.
According to him, some of his mates who attended private universities were already observing the one-year compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), while he and others in the public universities were still at the various stages of their education.
He called on the Federal Government to address the situation in order to reduce crimes and criminal activities in the country.
He said: “Some of us have been at home since February, yet we are stagnant. We can’t move further in our studies and our life too is truncated with this stance of the government. The Federal Government needs to please attend to our plights. Our parents too are suffering.”