Protesting workers lock out VC, students as LASU resumes

Protesting workers lock out VC, students as LASU resumes

The staff unions at Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo; Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universitie

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The staff unions at Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo; Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, NASU, barred the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof Olanrewaju Fagboun and students from gaining access to premises.

It was gathered that the action was as a result of protest by the union members over non-payment of increment in salaries promised by the Lagos State Government after a year when the promise was made. They claimed that​ other Lagos State workers had received the increment but all the tertiary institutions in Lagos State were yet to be included.
This came on the heels of resumption as announced by of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for tertiary institutions in the state to reopen on September 14, 2020. Students in 300 and 400 levels were to resume Monday, with other members of staff that had been on lockdown as a result of ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.
Trouble started as early as 7 am as union members took over the entrance of the university from security personnel and turned back both human and vehicular movements from going in and out of the premises. All entreaties by the vice-chancellor to prevail on the protesters was not heeded.