Members of the National Association of Nigerian Students said they will be blockading Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja and the Kaduna-Abuja highway today, Wednesday, September 21, as they protest against the continuing strike by the Labor Union. university academic staff.
Recall that on Monday, September 19, the aggrieved students also blocked access roads to local and international terminals at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, leaving people stranded.
Reacting to the students’ plans to block the Kaduna-Abuja highway, Kaduna State Internal Security and Home Affairs Commissioner Samuel Aruwan said in a statement that the state government was not depriving the citizens of the right to express their discontent, public safety and security should always be the primary consideration.
The statement read
“The Kaduna State Government wishes to remind the public that any decision to block the Kaduna-Abuja road (or any road) to express displeasure is unacceptable and a prelude to the breakdown of law and order.
The danger of barricading a strategic road like the Kaduna-Abuja road is best appreciated in the context of ongoing security operations covering the road and other areas of interest. Citizens are therefore strongly discouraged from participating in such processions.
Meanwhile, Faithful Hope-Ivbaze, chief executive of corporate affairs of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, said security guards had been deployed at Abuja airport to maintain public order during the protest by the students.