UPDATE: NORMALCY RESTORED AT LASU AS UNIONS SUSPEND TWO-DAY PROTEST
The Lagos State University, Ojo, on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020, resumed normal activities after the suspension of a two-day protest by the academic and non-academic staff unions of the University.
Recall that Eons Intelligence reported on Monday, September 14th, 2020, that the unions prevented the Vice-Chancellor (VC) and the students from entering the University over delay in implementation of the new minimum wage to all tertiary institutions in the State.
The University’s gates were later opened after the unions’ meeting with the State’s Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola.
Chairman of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), LASU chapter, Saheed Oseni, said that the Head of Service assured the unions that the Government would commence the payment of the new minimum wage in October.
“We had a meeting with Mr Muri-Okunola yesterday on the implementation of minimum wage to all tertiary institutions in the state
“The Head of Service during the meeting said that the government was committed to commence the implementation of minimum wage across all tertiary institutions in the state.
“Since the gate has been opened definitely academic activities will commence,” Mr Oseni said.
Also, Moruf Sanni, Chairman, Non- Academic Staff Union (NASU), LASU chapter, revealed that the protest was suspended because the State Government had promised to implement the new minimum wage.