In protest of the long term ASUU strike that now seems perpetual, students of various tertiary institutions in Edo state have blocked the entrance to Benin airport gate.
The blockage from students in University of Benin, Ambrose Alli University of Benin, Ekpoma, Auchi Polytechnic and Edo State Polytechnic, Usen, caused a traffic gridlock along the busy Airport road and the extended into adjoining roads in the GRA of Benin City.
As they protested, the students journeyed to the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ) Edo State council to make known their grievances.
The Students Union Government’s (SUG) president of UNIBEN, Foster Amadin, then called on the media to reach out to those connected with the protracted ASUU strike so that the students can go back to their various classrooms to learn.
“We are lending our voice and we are appealing to whosoever is concerned, we have also come here as students that know the importance of the media to express our displeasure over the lingering ASUU strike,” he said.