16 hours of gridlock on Lagos-Ibadan expressway, commuters lament

The Lagos-Ibadan expressway was jammed on Tuesday due to a protest organized by members of the National Association of Nigerian Students.

The demonstration happened immediately after the freeway stretch leading into Lagos' Sagamu Interchange.

Students were seen singing songs of unity and bemoaning the Academic Staff Union of Universities' continued strike.

The students declared that they would keep blocking off major thoroughfares in protest of the continuing ASUU strike and demanded that it end right away.

The demonstration caused a traffic bottleneck that trapped drivers and passengers. Motorists lamented how the blockade has led to untold hardship and frustration.

NANS as however urged the federal government to reverse the no-work-no-pay policy on the striking union.According to a statement by the coordinator of NANS South West, Emmanuel Olatunji.

The statement read in part, “We have started a major action today on ASUU strike. There is no point arguing about who is at fault or what is to be done. It is very clear that the Buhari-led government is failing in its promises to revamp education.

Scene of the protest 16 hours of gridlock on Lagos-Ibadan expressway, commuters lament
NANS protest
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