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ASUU, NASU Members Lock Lagos State University Gate Over Minimum Wage Payment

Picture showing gridlock at the main gate following a protest by ASUU and NASU members in Lagos State University on Monday, September 14, 2020.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) have locked the main entrance of the Lagos State University (LASU) over the payment of the minimum wage.

The free flow of vehicular movement was hindered by the protesting members who gathered as early as 7:00 am and prevented both students and lecturers from gaining entrance.

Those locked out of the school include the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Olanrewaju Fagboun.

Picture showing students and lecturers prevented from gaining entrance into Lagos State University during a protest by ASUU and NASU members on Monday, September 14, 2020.

All attempt by the Vice-Chancellor to dialogue with NLC, ASUU, NASU members was not successful, as they insist that no one will be allowed into the university premises until their demands are met by the 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.

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.

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