Students protest paralyzes activities at Lagos airport and causes flights to reschedule
Several flights have been rescheduled following the ongoing protest by Nigerian students at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
Students had made good their threat to shut down the airport over the prolonged strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
As early as 7: 00 am, the students who are members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), blocked the international airport, causing gridlock on both ends of the airport.
The students later moved to the domestic airport, causing a standstill situation along the airport road and Mobolaji Bank Anthony Road leading to the local airport.
Both domestic terminal one also known as the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) and terminal two operated by Bi-Courtney Aviation Service Limited (BASL) of the Airport and the MMA were shut down by the students who prevented passengers from accessing the airport.
At the GAT, the protesting students were joined briefly by a former Students Union Government president of the University of Lagos and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore.
He joined in solidarity with the students and decried the inability of the federal government and ASUU to resolve the lingering strike.
As a result of the protest, some local and international flights were rescheduled.