By Emmanuel Edukugho
LAGOS—Academic and non-academic staff of Lagos State University, LASU, held a protest rally yesterday, seeking the implementation of the FGN/ASUU Agreement 2009 and the sack of the embattled Vice-Chancellor, Professor Lateef Hussein, whom the Lagos State House of Assembly had passed a vote of no confidence on and urged Governor Babatunde Fashola to remove him from office.
As early as 10a.m., workers, lecturers of all the tertiary institutions in Lagos State had gathered at the Eyo Square in the centre of the campus anchored by Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSNU, LASU chapter chairman, Ms. Funmi Sessi to begin a solidarity march which took the striking workers to the Badagry Expressway slightly affecting traffic flow.
Among the protesting unions were Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU; SSANU; National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT; Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union, COEASU; Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, MOCOPED; Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP; Non-Academic Staff Union, etc.
Addressing the mammoth rally, SSANU-LASU Chairman, Funmi Sessi, praised the courage of the workers in fight for their rights, insisting that they will not give up their rights, even with traitors on the prowl.