ASUU Strike: We will join the students at the Airport Protest - Southwest Youth

Young people from the country’s southwestern region have revealed that they will support students across the country to enforce their demands on the long strike of the Academic Staff Union, ASUU.

Youth under the auspices of the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, on Sunday supported the resolution of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, to stop operations at airports across the country.

The NANS leadership had decided Saturday in Akure, the capital of the state of Ondo, to shut down the airspace from Monday 19 September 2022.

In a statement released by the group’s president, Oluyi Tayo, which was made available to THE OWL NEWS, he said the seven-month strike affected more than 5,000 members of the group.

According to Oluyi, all OYC members should join the protest in their respective states, stressing that education should be a right and not a privilege.

“The strike has put the fate of many Nigerian students in the balance due to the reckless agreements of the parties involved.

“We, the Oodua Youth Coalition, a socio-cultural youth group with over five thousand members affected by prolonged ASUU union action, declare our full support for the leadership of the NANS in the proposed repression of tomorrow’s airspace.

“We ask our members to join the protest in their respective states starting tomorrow. Education must be a right and not a privilege, we must fight to possess what is ours ”.

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