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Multiple Flights Rescheduled As Students Paralyze Activities At Lagos Airport

Discussion in 'Education' started by Esther A, Sep 19, 2022.

  1. Esther A

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    Multiple Flights Rescheduled As Students Paralyze Activities At Lagos Airport

    Several flights have been rescheduled following the ongoing protest by students at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

    Students had made good their threat to shut down the airport over the prolonged strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)

    As early as 7: 00 am, the students who are members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), blocked the international airport causing gridlock on both ends of the airport.
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    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

    The students later moved to the domestic airport, causing a standstill situation along the airport road and Mobolaji Bank Anthony road leading to the local airport.

    Both the domestic terminal one also known as the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) and the terminal two operated by Bi-Courtney Aviation Service Limited (BASL) of the Airport and the MMA were shut down by the students preventing passengers from accessing the airport.

    Students in their hundreds protested on the major roads leading to the airport despite the early morning rain.

    Some of the air travelers who had flights to catch alighted from their vehicles and boarded motorcycles at very exorbitant rates, while others were seen trekking with their luggage either in their hands or firmly held in their heads in order not to miss their flights.
     

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