“This Is Your Struggle”, Sowore Joins NANS Protest At Lagos Airport
The Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, Omoyele Sowore on Monday, joined the Nigerian students to protest the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The students, who seemed happy to see Sowore at their protest, cheered him and allowed him to address them.
“I am a comrade and I remain a comrade forever, anything you need from us, let us know, but this is your struggle.
“Nigerian students delivered independence to Nigeria in 1960, after this, they hijacked it and started using it against us. Nigerian students delivered the democracy we have today in 1999, but when they flog people, it is the same us that they flog,” Sowore said.
He urged drivers, traders and well-meaning Nigerians to support the students’ struggle.
The students, under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS are protesting the prolonged strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
They caused traffic around the airport amid the presence of a combined team of officers the Lagos State Police Command, Rapid Response Squad, Lagos Airport Police Command, and other security agencies.