The Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP) has threatened to close down the airports in solidarity with the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
This was contained in a statement issued by ANAP General Secretary, Abdulrasaq Saidu, on Monday.
He called on President Muhammadu Buhari to find a lasting solution to the ongoing strike without further delay.
According to Saidu, the protracted strike has enhanced social vices in the country as students now engage in unpalatable activities capable of jeopardising their future.
He said the over four-month strike had ridiculed Nigeria’s educational system and made it a laughing stock across the globe.
He said, “ASUU, NASU, SAUTHRIAI, NAAT had been on strike for more than four months due to the apparent failure of government to sign the re-negotiated 2009 agreement with ASUU, failure to honour the terms reached in the May 2022 MoU signed with ASUU, and habitual failure of government to respect Collective Bargaining Agreements willingly signed with labour Unions,”
The union noted that it is not only the students that are suffering, but the parents and society.
The statement stressed that poor economy has also affected every home in the country.
“Our children are using eight years to read courses of four years with resources being wasted. We cannot continue this way,” the statement added.
The union said its members would align with the Nigeria Labour Congress’ position on protesting against the unfortunate situation in the tertiary education sector.
The development comes after the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) directed its members to embark on a nationwide protest on July 26 and 27 to show solidary with ASUU over the ongoing strike.