Students under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Students, on Wednesday blocked the Ibadan tollgate in continuation of their ongoing protest over the strike action in public universities across the country.
The students, who blocked vehicular movements on the route, leaving motorists stranded, later moved to the stakeholders meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ibadan.
They promised to continue the protest on Thursday at the same spot.
Speaking, NANS’ National PRO, Giwa Temitope, said at the protest, “This agitation shall be sustained to the latter. We have begun a significant action and we shall sustain it till our demands are met.
“It is embarrassing that for the past seven months, Nigerian students have been denied access to education. This deliberate act insults the collective intelligence of Nigerian students both home and in the diaspora and it shows the lackadaisical attitude of the ruling elites towards the plight of the Nigerian people.
“No one could have imagined that there would be a time in the history of this country when ivory towers would be under lock and key as a result of governmental crass irresponsibility. Alas! It is happening right in our time.”
He said they were ready to shut down the country including the Presidential villa, if the Federal Government would not resolve the strike.