Members of the Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian College students, NANS on Thursday crippled industrial actions in Anambra State, after they blocked the Enugu-Onitsha expressway in Awka.
The protesters who trooped to Aroma Junction at about 9am refused to depart the highway, inflicting visitors gridlock on all roads linking the expressway, leaving motorists and vacationers annoyed.
Chief of the protesters, Mr Peter Onyenwife who recognized himself because the chief of scholars in Anambra State mentioned, “Our members are bored with staying at dwelling and doing nothing, due to the ASUU strike.
“That’s the reason we raised a brand new hashtag, #EndASUUStrike. We’re asking the federal authorities to place an finish to ASUU strike, in order that our members can return to highschool. We’re now not pleased, and we won’t go away till we obtain assurance.”
The Chairman, Educational Employees Union of Universities, ASUU, Nnamdi Azikiwe College, Awka, Comrade Steven Ufoaru who additionally addressed the protesters mentioned, “I’m very excited that Nigerian youths have come of age to ask for what belongs to them. That’s why I’m right here to solidarize with them, to display ASUU assist of what they’re doing.
“They’re are merely asking for his or her proper. The nation belongs to all of us. No particular person owns Nigeria, all of us, together with the youths are stakeholders, but no person cares about them. That’s why I’m supporting them and allow them to take it up from there.
“Authorities ought to contemplate our youths by investing in training so we are able to practice them to be helpful to their nation. The protesters are very peaceable, if not, I received’t be right here. I guarantee you the protests received’t be hijacked by urchins.”
As on the time of submitting this report, the protesters had blocked the highway for seven hours, and have insisted on not opening the highway till their calls for are met.