The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), on Monday, locked the main entrance of the Lagos State University (LASU) over non-payment of the minimum wage.
The protesting members of the unions gathered at the entrance of the institution as early as 7 am and prevented both students and lecturers from gaining entrance into the campus.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Olanrewaju Fagboun, was also locked out by the unions.
Efforts by the VC to dialogue with them were not successful, as they insist that no one will be allowed into the university premises until their demands are met by the state government.
According to the university workers, an increment in their salaries was promised by the Lagos State government more than a year ago and the promise is yet to be fulfilled.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, recently approved the reopening of tertiary institutions in the state from today, September 14, 2020, after being shut for six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The management of LASU asked final year students to resume on Monday while those of other levels were asked to resume on November 9.