State Higher Institutions Shut Down
All activities were grounded at the state-owned tertiary institutions in Lagos, yesterday, after the state government failed to meet the workers’ demands.
Both academic and non-academic staff of the four state-owned tertiary institutions joined in the indefinite strike over the non-implementation of agreements reached with the government.
The workers’ unions had announced after an emergency meeting last week to go on an indefinite strike action if the agreement was not implemented by month-end.
The affected institutions are Lagos State University (LASU), Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED), and the Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED), and the strike is over the non-implementation of improved allowance, condition of service, and facilities in schools.
The strike has gone ahead in spite of a meeting between the leadership of the various workers’ unions, under the aegis of Joint Action Committee of Tertiary Institutions in Lagos State, and the governor, Babatunde Fashola, last week at his residence in Marina, Lagos.