The road leading to Ekiti state University Ado Ekiti and Iworoko was barricaded this morning by the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS to protest the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
The protesters called on the federal government to immediately respond to the demands of ASUU with a view to ending the strike.
Addressing newsmen, the President of EKSU Student’s Union Government, Mr Emmanuel Alade who led the protest, stressed that the strike was not in the best interest of the students, advising government to dialogue with the university lecturers.
“Anytime our lecturers are on strike, we don’t normally happy because it will prolong our period of staying in the school, federal government should dialogue with our lecturers so as to end the strike”..Alade Said
Mr Alade however pleaded with stakeholders in the education sector to intervene in the face off between the two parties, government and lecturers.
On his part, the vice president of EKSU Student’s Union Government, miss Titilope Adeteye said the protest and road block would continue until the federal government acedes to the demands of the lecturers.
The gate of EKSU was however opened for workers and students to enter while the barricade of the route caused serious gridlock while security personnel were on ground to prevent the protest from being hijacked by hoodlums thereby leading to the breakdown of Law and order..