Students blockade of highways, Nigeria sitting on fire - PDP

Following the continuous occupation of major highways in the country by rampaging Nigerian students, the PDP has warned that the present APC-led administration will soon plunge the nation into a serious socio-political crisis worse than the civil war.
The opposition People's Democratic Party South West chapter stated this in a reaction to the blockade of the major highway that connects the south to the north leading to gridlock on the highway as motorists make detour to avoid the traffic.

The party in a statement by its Zonal Publicity Secretary Chief Sanya Atofarati yesterday said Nigeria is sitting on a keg of gun powder if the APC-led administration fails to urgently address the crisis in educational sector and stop playing the ostrich.

"The needless agony that travellers went through accross the south west major highways by protesting students of Nigerian universities is better imagined than experienced as quality man hour was spent by unsuspecting Commuters plying the roads.

"This is coming weeks after students bodies across the country had warned Buhari's government over his refusal to meet ASUU's demand, but the government preferred to look the other way and playing the ostrich while our children's future is being destroyed

"The students virtually grounded vehicular movement in all major roads across the south west yesterday and it was a clear signal that similar scenario would be replicated in other parts of the country in days to come going by the Nigerian students resolve to force the government to engage the university teachers.

"Recall that the students body had earlier said that though, election is important but education is more important the students are now saying-
“We have warned government not to allow student move to the streets before resolving their impasse with ASUU. Now that we are here, we will continue to protest untill the schools are reopened"

"The PDP thus appeal to the Nigerian government under President Muhammadu Buhari to arrest the incoming implosion in the country by declaring a state of emergency in education if that is the only thing he would achieve before the crucial governoship election in Ekiti and Osun states. A stitch in time".

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