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    Strike: Sowore joins NANS’ protest at Lagos airport

    The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, has, Monday, joined Nigerian students in protest at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

    Sowore, while at the protest, said it was important for the students to intensify their action saying, “this is your struggle.”

    The students, who seemed happy to see Sowore at their protest, cheered him and allowed him to address them.

    “I am a comrade and I remain a comrade forever, anything you need from us, let us know, but this is your struggle.

    “Nigerian students delivered independence to Nigeria in 1960, after this, they hijacked it and started using it against us. Nigerian students delivered the democracy we have today in in 1999, but when they flog people, it is the same us that they flog,” Sowore said.

    He urged drivers, traders and well-meaning Nigerians to support the students’ struggle.

    The students, under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Students, are protesting the prolonged strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

    The students held banners bearing inscriptions such as: “No nation can develop without genuine commitment to education,” and “If you have money for election form, you can fund education.”

    They caused traffic around the airport amid the presence of a combined team of officers the Lagos State Police Command, Rapid Response Squad, Lagos Airport Police Command, and other security agencies.

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