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Don’t occupy airports, media group begs NANS

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Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria, has appealed to the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students to rescind its decision to occupy the nation’s airports from Monday in protest against prolonged strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

The group made the appeal in a statement jointly signed by its National Coordinator, Malam Ibrahim Abdullahi, and National Secretary, Dr. Nasir Balogun, which was made available to our correspondent on Sunday.

It posited that street protests leading to blockage of federal highways, access to airports and disruption of flights would lead to a breakdown of law and order.

The MMWG noted that in Nigeria, when lawful protests were set in motion, miscreants and unpatriotic elements usually hijacked such lawful protests to wreak havoc on the people such as was witnessed during #EndSARS protests two years ago.

It therefore, appealed to Nigerian students to allow peace to prevail by exercising a little patience more for the crisis to be resolved.

The group equally urged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to take urgent steps to end the Federal Government/ASUU impasse in the overall interest of the students and the country.

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