Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, NASU, of the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo Campus, have locked the main entrance of the university over the payment of the minimum wage.
POLITICS NIGERIA understands the union members restricted the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof Olanrewaju Fagboun, and students from gaining access to the institution. The union members are protesting the non-payment of increment in salaries promised by the Lagos State Government in 2019.
Trouble started as early as 7 am on Monday 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 were not heeded.
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu two weeks earlier announced that tertiary institutions in the state will be reopened today, September 14, 2020, after been shut for six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.