The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has asked Governor of Osun state, Gboyega Oyetola and Governor-elect of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde to declare a state of emergency on Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso.
Dr. Ade Adejumo and Dr. Biodun Olaniran, Ibadan Zonal Coordinator of ASUU and Chairman of ASUU LASU Chapter respectively stated this while speaking with pressmen yesterday.
They noted that it was not enough to make LAUTECH a campaign issue and not attend to the problems bedeviling the state institution after the polls.
The ASUU leaders asked the government not to politicize raising subvention to 100% but also pay all outstanding debts owed tertiary institutions before leaving the office, while calling on the incoming Governor Makinde and Governor Oyetola to inject funds into the jointly run institution to avoid crisis.
“It is not too much for Oyo and Osun governments to declare a state of emergency on LAUTECH. It is not enough to make it a campaign issue during the elections in both states. If Ajimobi wants to raise subvention in tertiary institutions, he knows how much he is owing to these institutions.
“He should go and settle the debt he owes the schools since he is busy awarding contracts left, right and centre. We are being owed ten months salary and most of our demands are yet to be met. Imagine LAUTECH does not have what he can claim as a condition of service for workers?”
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