Strike: SSANU-LASU, Varsity Management In Crucial Meeting In A Bid To End Strike

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The authorities of the Lagos State University (LASU) led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof John Obafunwa, has met with the leadership of the strik­ing Senior Staff Associa­tion of Nigerian Universi­ties (SSANU) in a bid to end the one-month-old strike.

The meeting, which was at the instance of the uni­versity management, took place on Tuesday at the Senate building and had in attendance, other principal officers of LASU, while SSANU-LASU chairman, Oseni Saheed, led his ex­ecutive to the meeting that was held behind closed-doors.

The meeting held same day the association ad­dressed journalists on the ongoing strike while the invitation for the discussion came less than 24 hours af­ter SSANU members staged a protest in the Admin Block housing the offices of the vice chancellors, the two deputy vice chancel­lors, registrar, bursar and the university librarian.

According to the SSA­NU chairman, the meeting might have been conveyed to forestall another protest from his members, who had accused the university management of not work­ing towards ending the one-month-old strike by refus­ing to engage their leaders in any discussion.

Emerging from the meet­ing with his executive, Sa­heed said the university management was seeking for truce and that they had been asked to produce a vi­tal document in relation to one of its major demands.

Addressing newsmen be­fore the meeting with the university management, Saheed had said that in the last three years, SSANU had observed several prob­lems facing LASU and ir­regularities in the running of the institution which he described as unacceptable.

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