Members of staff of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, have appealed to the Osun and Oyo state governments to resolve their dispute in order to ensure an efficient running of the tertiary institution.
Morenikeji Muyiwa, Chairman of the Joint Health Staff Union (JOHESU), made it known to pressmen in Osogbo that traditional rulers, public-spirited Nigerians, and other stakeholders must intervene to resolve the dispute.
“The Osun government has been fair and committed to the joint ownership of LAUTECH and the need for stakeholders to avoid further fanning of embers of discord among the two owner-states is pertinent.
“We want a way forward for the smooth running of the institution so as to avoid the attendant implications of the crisis on the masses. It would be a good thing for both states to look for a peaceful means of resolving the lingering crisis which started in 2010,” he stated.
The Chairman also made it known that the Supreme Court judgement of Dec. 26, 2012, had declared that both states must return to the status quo on the ownership of the university.
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