Protesting staff lock out LASU VC, students

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The four staff unions at Lagos State University, Ojo, on Monday, locked out the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju Fagboun​ and students as the institution resumed after the lockdown imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The unions involved in the protest are the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Non-Academic Staff Union, and the National Association of Academic Technologists.

As of early hours of Monday, members of the unions stood at the gate and prevented other members of staff from gaining entry into the campus.

They were protesting​ non-payment of the salary increment promised them by the Lagos State Government over a year ago.

They claimed that​ other Lagos State workers had received the increment but all the tertiary institutions in Lagos State were yet to be included.

Fagboun attempted to appeal to the unions but failed as they didn’t oblige him.

Our correspondent gathered that the protest by the unions is holding across tertiary institutions in Lagos State.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had asked final-year students of Lagos tertiary institutions to resume today, September 14, 2020.


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