Despite the many pleas by the federal government that all is being done to ensure the quick resolution of the crisis currently in the educational sector, yesterday placard-carrying demonstrators consisting of delegates from the Joint Action Front, JAF; Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU; Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP; Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union, COEASU; National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS; South-West Zone, among others shut the streets of Lagos down with a massive protest that was considered orderly.
The protest kicked off at the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, house in Yaba.
Singing solidarity songs, the crowd moved to Ojuelegba, and occupied the busy Ikorodu Road for several minutes, refusing entry to motorists, including the Zam-fara governor’s convoy.
When the convoy finally made its way through the crowd, there was loud booing and calling of unprintable names.
The protest terminated at Maryland Roundabout, with anxious commuters trapped in the traffic until the crowd was addressed and dismissed.
The JAF Secretary, Mr. Abiodun Aremu, said: “This is just the kick-off point. Our goal is to shut down the country, until government makes education a priority.”