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Drama As Protesting Workers Lock Out VC, Students As LASU Resumes

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Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) on Monday stopped the Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU), Prof Olanrewaju Fagboun and students from gaining access to premises.

The staff unions at Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo have locked out their Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagboun​, and students as the university resumes today after the coronavirus break.

The drama started as early as 7am as union members took over the entrance of the university campus at Ojo from security personnel and turned back both human and vehicular movements from going in and out of the premises.

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.

The Vice-Chancellor Fagboun made attempts to appeal to the unions but they didn’t oblige him.

The Street Journal gathered that the protest by the unions is holding across tertiary institutions in Lagos State.

Recall that  the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had asked final-year undergraduate students of Lagos State tertiary institutions to resume today, September 21, 2020.

Students in 300 and 400 levels were to resume Monday, with other members of staff that had been on lockdown as a result of ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.

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