LAUTECH’s lecturers begin strike next week

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* rejects call to expel Osun Indigenes

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‎Following non-payment of five months salaries and 23-months subvention, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) Chapter have resolved to embark on strike next week.

In an interview with newsmen in Ibadan, the Chairman of ASUU, LAUTECH chapter, Dr Biodun Olaniran stated that the decision to proceed on strike was reached at the congress of the Union held on Thursday (today).

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According to Dr Olaniran, the academic staff had been attending to their students and engaged in supervision while enduring the hardship.

Out of the owed subventions, Osun State government reportedly owed about 15 months while Oyo state owed 8 months.
While noting that it was a tough decision reached after considering the threatened livelihoods of academic staff, Dr Olaniran flayed the call by a group of indigenous association for the expulsion of Osun State indigenes from LAUTECH.

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The ASUU boss w‎ho said the call was misplaced and unacceptable added that the solution to the problem at LAUTECH is for the governments of Oyo and Osun states to live up to their social responsibility by properly funding the institution as it should be.

Dr Olaniran wondered why the two-owner states who belonged to the same political party cannot agree on what they want to do with LAUTECH.

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A group under the aegis ofOgbomoso Parapo had protested last week on the campus demanding the expulsion Osun state indigenes.

“The present state of affairs in the institution was created by chronic under-funding for which neither Oyo nor Osun state could be exonerated. ASUU is against the call to expel staff of Osun state origin. The university does not operate on statism but tax-payers money.”

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