Academic activities were suspended at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) yesterday, when aggrieved lecturers staged a rally to protest non-payment of their accumulated earned allowances.
The campus lost its peace as many senior lecturers, including members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), and other allied union leaders, marched like soldiers, denouncing the regime of, “arbitrariness in promotion criteria.”
An insider in the university told our reporter that the academic staff had been battling the management over non-payment of accumulated earned allowances. They accused the management of sitting on the allowances, and threatened immediate showdown to press home their demands.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Management Services), Prof Duro Oni, told Daily Sun that the situation was due to cash squeeze.
“The Committee on Earned Allowances met on Thursday, November 6, at which, all the chairmen of the unions were present. No Kobo has been received from the government and all the unions are aware,” he said.
A senior lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Dr. Adelaja Odukoya, who led the rally, reeled out their grievances, accusing the university of treating lecturers like second class citizens.