The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Friday barricaded the Asaba axis of the Niger Bridge for more than two hours, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Agency reports have it that the action, which was jointly carried out by some university students and their polytechnic counterparts was in protest of the protracted strike by ASUU.
The aggrieved students blocked the bridge at about 1 p.m., which resulted to a traffic gridlock that stretched from the bridge to Okwe junction about five kilometres to Asaba town.
They also lamented the recent decisions of polytechnic lecturers under the auspices of ASUP to also embark on a similar strike, saying it would further cripple the education sector and send a wrong signal to the international community. NANS National Public Relations Officer, Victor Ola-Ogun, said that the students were tired of the strike and appealed to ASUU to call it off. He said that the students had embarked on the peaceful protest and taken it to Kano and "now they are in Zone B, that is Delta and the Anambra area of the country."