Following threats by the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS to occupy the nation’s airports over the prolonged strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, the Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria, has appealed for calm.
The group begged the leadership of the students’ association not to occupy the nation’s airports from Monday.
In a statement jointly signed by its national coordinator, Malam Ibrahim Abdullahi, and national secretary, Dr. Nasir Balogun, which was made available to our correspondent on Sunday, the MMWGN, observed that street protests leading to blockage of federal highways, access to airports and disruption of flights would lead to a breakdown of law and order.
Pointing to the #EndSARS protest, the MMWG noted that in Nigeria, when lawful protests were set in motion, miscreants and unpatriotic elements usually hijacked such lawful protests to wreak havoc on people and businesses.
It therefore, appealed to Nigerian students to allow peace to prevail by exercising a little patience more for the crisis to be resolved.
The group equally urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take urgent steps to end the Federal Government/ASUU impasse in the overall interest of the students and the country.