Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), locked Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo Campus, gate by 7 am on Monday, September 14, denying access to the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof Olanrewaju Fagboun, and the resuming students.
Recall that the Lagos State government had directed tertiary institutions to resume today, September 14, after consistently recording a low number of new coronavirus cases in the state.
However, on the said date the protesting unions shut down the institution due to the non-payment of increment in salaries promised by the Lagos State Government after a year when the promise was made.
It was gathered that the 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 school including the vice-chancellor.
Even though the vice-chancellor tried to appeal to the protesters, he was shut out of the school.