Pandemonium broke in the early hours on Monday in the Lagos State University, Ojo Campus, when members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, NASU, barred the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof Olanrewaju Fagboun and students from gaining access to premises.
The action was as a result of protest by ASUU and NASU union members over non-payment of increment in salaries promised by the Lagos State Government for over a year.
This came on the heels of resumption as announced by of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for tertiary institutions in the state to reopen on September 14, 2020.
Students in 300 and 400 levels were to resume Monday, with other members of staffs as a result of ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.
Trouble started as early as 7 am as union members took over the entrance of the university from security personnel and turned back both human and vehicles from going in and out of the premises.
All attempts by the vice-chancellor to reason with the protesters was not heeded. The effort to get a reaction from the representative of Lagos State Government was ongoing at press time.
Source: Vanguard News