The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities today shutdown Lagos State University, (LASU).
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had announced the phased resumption of tertiary institutions in the state. LASU following the announcement had announced September 14 as resumption date for some of its students.
However, the unions barricaded the entrance and disallowed the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagboun and students entrance into the university premises.
The SSANU Chairman at the institution, Oseni Saheed said the workers are protesting the non-implementation of the minimum wage among other issues.
He said, “We have shut down the school because of non-implementation of the minimum wage, among other issues like the Consequential Adjustment which has been on for close to two years.
He added “There is no activity whatsoever in LASU, it is total shutdown from all the unions. There is no entry and exit.”
The VC who addressed the unions was unable to persuade them to lift the shutdown.
The chairperson of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Agnes Sessi also addressed the unions at the gate.