The National Association of Nigerian Students has threatened to prevent all political campaigns from taking place in the nation until after 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 restricting traffic on public streets and ports is merely a warning. The government will see further protests and rallies around the nation, as well as the irritation, rage, and aggravation of Nigerian students who have been at home for the previous seven months, if it fails to resolve all negotiations and agreements with ASUU within the allotted two weeks.
“We assure them that until we return to class, we won’t permit any political campaign to take place across the nation. So many Nigerian students have fallen into depression as a result of this regime. We have had it with this unnecessary catastrophe in our country’s public ivory towers, and we say enough is enough.
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.