As the Lagos State University, Ojo resumes today after the coronavirus break, the four staff unions at the university have locked out their Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagboun, and students, in a peaceful protest.
The unions involved in the protest are the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Non-Academic Staff Union, and the National Association of Academic Technologists.
As early as 7 am, members of the unions had assembled at the gate and prevented members of staff from gaining entry into the University.
The unions claimed they were protesting non-payment of the salary increment promised them by the Lagos State Government over a year ago.
They also claimed that other Lagos State workers had received the increment but all the tertiary institutions in Lagos State were yet to be included.
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The vice chancellor, Professor Fagboun made attempts to appeal to the unions but his pleas fell on deaf ears.
It was also gathered that the protest by the unions is holding across tertiary institutions in Lagos State.