LAUTECH ASUU gives Oyo, Osun 10-month ultimatum over unpaid salaries

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso chapter, has issued a 10-day ultimatum to the university within which to pay their August, September and October salaries or face industrial crisis. The Union members, who were being owed cumulative 11 months’ salary according to a statement signed by the Chairman, Dr. Biodun Olaniran, and Secretary, Dr. Toyin Abegunrin, said they may resort to strike at the expiration of the ultimatum should the University fail to pay. They said: “The Union gives the University administration…

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Oyo group wants Osun hands off LAUTECH

The controversy surrounding joint ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso with regard to funding got worsened yesterday when some members of Staff under the aegis of “Oyo Workers Forum” staged a peaceful protest against the attitude of government of the state of Osun on the funding of the institution. While demanding total withdrawal of Osun state government from ownership of the 29 year old institution due to its lukewarm attitude, lack of financial commitment to the sustainability of the institution, the protesting workers armed themselves with…

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LAUTECH’s crisis: Oyo, Osun stakeholders seek monarchs’ intervention

The Joint Health Sector Union of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Osogbo yesterday appealed to traditional rulers and members of the public, pressure groups and opinion leaders in both Oyo and the Osun states to intervene towards achieving a permanent resolution to the crisis rocking the LAUTECH in Ogbomosho and the Teaching Hospital, Osogbo in the interest of the masses. The union also urged the Osun and the Oyo states’ governments to speedily proffer a lasting solution to the crisis with a view to determining if they wanted…

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LAUTECH subvention: Angry staffers lock gates against management, students

Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Wednesday put the main gates of the institution under lock and key against the management staff and students in protest over non-payment of the counterpart subvention to the university by the Osun State government. The decision was according to the NASU Chairman, Mr Oyewande Adejumo, was to further press home their demands for payment of August and September salary by the owner states. Osun and Oyo state governments had been at loggerheads over the allegation by…

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ASUU to Oyo, Osun: Declare state of emergency on LAUTECH

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has asked the governments of Oyo and Osun States to declare state of emergency on Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso. The Ibadan Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Dr. Ade Adejumo, and the Chairman of LAUTECH chapter of the Union, Dr. Biodun Olaniran, made this demand yesterday while speaking with newsmen in Ibadan, Oyo State capital. The ASUU dons noted that it was not enough to make LAUTECH a campaign issue and not attend to the problems bedeviling the state’s institution after the polls, tasking the outgoing…

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JOHESU laments discrimination, injustice in LAUTECH

The Chairman, Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital (LAUTECH), Osun State, Mr. Morenikeji Adeleye, on Thursday decried the discrimination and injustice which its members were being subjected to in the state. Adeleye, who spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Osogbo, called on the Federal Government, the Federal Ministry of Health and other stakeholders in the health sector to address the ugly situation generating concerns. According to him, the union is tired of the discrimination going on in the sector and…

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LAUTECH’s crisis: ASUU heads to court

Union: Ajimobi, Aregbesola don’t mean well for varsity ˜Mgt orders resumption, to release examination timetable   FACE-OFF Worried by the unresolved crisis rocking Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is set to challenge the Governors of Oyo and Osun states, the owner states, in court     The seemingly intractable crisis rocking the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State, has once again reared its ugly head, and if not properly managed, may signal the university’s final collapse. The edict…

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ASUU suspends warning strike over LAUTECH’s funding

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso chapter, met yesterday and resolved to call off its two- week warning strike. The lecturers had on 8th August, 2018, announced and embarked on the two- week warning strike over poor funding of the institution by the government of Oyo and Osun states as well as demand for the payment of their outstanding salaries and arrears. As at the time of filing this report, it was gathered that another meeting was ongoing where the union would decide the…

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ASUU urges Osun, Oyo govts to bailout LAUTECH

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Sokoto Zone, has urged Osun and Oyo state governments to hasten measures that would bail out Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho from its deplorable condition. The ASUU Zonal Coordinator, Mr. Jamilu Shehu, who made the call yesterday at a news conference in Katsina, said the call became imperative because the condition was affecting academic activities. He said: “LAUTECH is an institution jointly owned by Osun and Oyo state governments. Since 2013, the university has been grossly underfunded due to non-release of…

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ASUU to sue Osun, Oyo over LAUTECH crisis

As ownership crisis hit Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho in Oyo state, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said yesterday that it had concluded plans to sue Osun and Oyo states with a view to resolving the ownership logjam. Addressing journalists yesterday, ASSU’s Bauchi zonal coordinator, Professor Lawan Abubakar said that efforts being made by the body to resolve the issue had proved abortive, hence a legal action had become inevitable. Abubakar said “ASSU would wish to warn, at this point, that unless the supervisory authorities in…

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