Nigerian students on Monday morning made good their threat to shut down the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos over the continued strike by the Academic Staff of Universities (ASUU).
Members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Monday blocked the Lagos International Airport Road along Oshodi-Oworonsoko expressway causing heavy gridlock.
There is heavy security around the airport road as the students protest defying the early morning downpour in the state.
The protest on Airport road inward international Airport which has backlogged traffic from NAHCO to Apakun underneath the bridge.
The students are singing, dancing while carrying placards with several inscriptions decrying the 7-month old strike embarked upon by ASUU.
It was however learnt that the students were prevented from accessing their Airport terminal.
An Airport official said, “The international airport is blocked to traffic, including air travellers. The students blocked the way to the terminal with their vehicles, singing solidarity songs. They tool siege at the area as early as 7am today.”