The proposal by the Lagos state government to re-open schools in the state this Monday has been thrown into jeopardy following a disagreement involving members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, NASU, and the management of the Lagos State University- LASU.
Members of the unions Monday morning barred the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof Olanrewaju Fagboun and students from gaining access to premises of the institution.
It was gathered that the action was as a result of protest by the union members over non-payment of increment in salaries promised by the Lagos State Government after a year when the promise was made.
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 staff that had been on lockdown as a result of ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.
Signs of trouble emerged as early as 7 am as union members took over the entrance of the university from security personnel and turned back both human and vehicular movements from going in and out of the premises.
All entreaties by the vice-chancellor to prevail on the protesters were not heeded with the members refusing to back down, insisting they have being patient enough with the authorities.