Nigerian movie actor, Yul Edochie has spoken against the blocking of the ever-busy Lagos Ibadan road by university students protesting the prolonged strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Moji Delano recalls that following the inability of the Federal government to resolve the lingering strike, students on Tuesday blocked the Sagamu Interchange section of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, demanding an end to the seven months old industrial action.
The development which left many motorists stranded yesterday has generated reactions from concerned Nigerians.
Reacting, Yul, in a tweet on his verified Twitter handle, urged the students to instead, take their grievances to the National Assembly and Aso Rock.
“Dear students, it’s good to see you’re expressing your displeasure over the ASUU strike. However, this move doesn’t make much sense.
“Citizens don’t have to suffer bcos of the govt’s failure to resolve the strike. If you want to block the road, block the national assembly, block Aso Rock”.
Dear students, it's good to see you're expressing your displeasure over the ASUU strike.
However this move doesn't make much sense.
Citizens don't have to suffer bcos of Govt's failure to resolve the strike.
If you want to block road, block national assembly, block Aso Rock. https://t.co/2dutRc9OD5
— Yul Edochie (@YulEdochie) September 14, 2022
ASUU began its strike on February 14, 2022, with resumption hope still dashed for many students as the union and the Federal Government are still at loggerheads.
Speaking on the protest ground, the Coordinator, South-West Zone, and National Public Relations Officer of NANS, Adegboye Emmanuel and Giwa Temitope, respectively, the student leaders said the Federal Government, led by the President Muhammadu Buhari has failed on its promises to revamp education.