Universities across the country have been shutdown for months over coronavirus pandemic.
However, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu granted final-year undergraduate students of Lagos State tertiary institutions permission to resume today, September 21, 2020.
Resumption for staff and students of the university has now been halted by the protesting unions which include the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).
At 7am, members of the unions stood at the gate and prevented staff members from gaining entry into the University.
They were protesting non-payment of the salary increment promised them by the Lagos State Government over a year ago.
They stated that other Lagos State workers had received the increment but all the tertiary institutions in Lagos State were yet to be included.
Fagboun reportedly made attempts to appeal to the unions but they did not oblige him.
According to ThePunch, the protest by the unions is holding across tertiary institutions in Lagos State.
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LASU final year students and Vice Chancellor denied access of entering the school premises this morning, as State Governor gives order or locking the school gate.#bbnajia2020 #EdoGovernorshipDebate #Kiddwaya @channelstv @abati1990 @instablog9ja @MojiDelanoBlog pic.twitter.com/2TNa83Sout
— Naija News Channel (@9janewschannel) September 14, 2020