Education

ASUU Strike: Ondo Varsity Students Block Highway, Distrupt Vehicular Movement

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

University students in Ondo State, under the auspices of the National Association of University Students (NAUS), on Wednesday, blocked the busy Ibadan-Akure-Abuja highway to protest the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The blockade caused heavy vehicular traffic along the highway as many heavy-duty trucks and passenger buses going to and from Abuja, Lagos or Benin were left distraught and stranded.

Motorists travelling to nearby communities along the highway resorted to taking alternative untarred routes with their attendant risks of kidnapping and armed robberies.

A student identified as Esedere Abraham said the protest would continue until ASUU calls off the strike action.

Esedere stated that students should not be made to suffer for any problem between ASUU and the Federal Government.

Vice-Chairman of NAUS, Ondo State chapter, Shittu Folarin, said the students wanted to ensure the ongoing industrial disharmony would be the last action by ASUU.

Stonix News reports that ASUU embarked on a fresh warning strike last week Monday following the refusal of the Federal Government to meet up with the 2009 agreement between the two parties.

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