The National Association of Nigerian Students has threatened to prevent all political campaigns from taking place in the nation until the public university students have returned to their classes.
On Wednesday, a few days before September 28, the formal day set by the Independent National Electoral Commission for candidates to begin their campaigns, Ojo Olumide, the chairman of the NANS National Taskforce, made this announcement at a news conference in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State.
“Our blocking of access to public roads and ports is just a warning. If the government fails to conclude all the negotiation and agreement with ASUU within the frame of two weeks, they will witness more protests and rallies all over the country, they will also witness the annoyance, anger and frustration of Nigerians Students who have been at home for the past seven months.
“As we promise them that we will not allow any political campaign to hold across the country until we are back to class. This government has pushed so many Nigerians students into depression. We say enough is enough; we can no longer bear the brunt from this avoidable crisis in our nation public ivory towers again,” he said.
Since February 14, 2022, the Academic Staff Union of Universities has been on strike as a result of the breakdown of negotiations between the Federal Government and academics at public universities.
Thousands of commuters and travelers were inconvenienced, according to Channels Television, as students blocked the entrance to Lagos’ Murtala Muhammed International Airport as well as the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and the Ibadan-Ife Road.