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Passengers Stranded, Flights Canceled As Protesting Students Shut Airport Road

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Abiola Seun
Local airline operators have lamented huge losses in their operations following the blockage of the road leading to Muritala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), by protesting National Association of Nigeria Students, (NANS), over the lingering strike that has crippled academic activities across universities nationwide.
Though, scheduled flight operations went on at the airport, flights were delayed due to the blockage as airport and airlines staff trekked long distance to get to their officers.
It was gathered that none of the airlines cancelled it’s flight but did not cancel any flight but, it impacted on them negatively, as passengers were not able to access the airport while some flights were delayed.
However, Arik Air, in a notice to air passengers explained that there may be disruption of flights due to the ongoing protest
It reads, “please be informed that you may experience disruptions to your flights, especially out of Lagos, due to the protest by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS). The students this morning blocked the access roads to both the International and Domestic Terminals of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
“We are doing all within our capacity to mitigate the effects of the protest on our valued customers.”

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