Hours after Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu ordered the resumption of tertiary schools in the state after the ease of COVID-19 lockdown, workers unions of the Lagos State University (LASU) have shutdown reopening moves.
As early as 7am today, members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) locked the gates of the university in Iba.
Students and lecturers, who hitherto looked forward to returning to academic activities, having been away for 5 months were barred from gaining entrance.
Reports stated that protesting union members also locked out the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun.
The workers said they were rotesting the non-payment of minimum wage by the government.
All attempt by the Vice-Chancellor to dialogue with NLC, ASUU, NASU members was not successful, Channels TV reported.
The unions insisted that no one will be allowed into the university premises until their demands are met by the Lagos state government.
They claimed that an increment in their salaries was promised by the Lagos State government more than a year ago and the promise was yet to be fulfilled.