The four staff unions at Lagos State University (LASU), on Monday locked out the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagboun, and students as the university resumes after the coronavirus break.
The unions involved in the protest are the Academic Staff Union of Universitie(ASUU), the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).
As early as 7 am, members of the unions stood at the main gate and prevented members of staff 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 claimed that other Lagos State workers had received the increment but all the tertiary institutions in the state were yet to be included.
Fagboun made attempts to appeal to the unions but they his appeals fell on deaf ears.
It was gathered that the protest by the unions is holding across all state-owned tertiary institutions in Lagos State.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had asked final-year undergraduate students of Lagos State-owned tertiary institutions to resume today, September 14.