ASUU accuses Oyo, Osun of planning to kill LAUTECH
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) branch, has accused the two-owner states, Oyo and Osun, of planning to kill the institution.
The union Chairman, Dr. Biodun Olaniran, who spoke yesterday in Ibadan, Oyo State, explained the reason behind their proposed strike.
He said the two states owed workers over seven months salary, “but surprisingly Oyo State has established a technical university, while the Osun government is running its university successfully.”
Olaniran said: “We have begun ‘no salary no work’ action. We will embark on strike if the governments do not pay our outstanding salaries.
“The seed of the crisis was sown when we started receiving dwindling funds from the states. The first ‘salvo’ was fired through an inexplicable stoppage of capital grants to the university. This affected the growth of the university. But thank God for ETF and TETFUND interventions, courtesy of ASUU struggles.”
He said the governments should fund the university to prevent it from dying, adding that using students’ fees to pay salary was fraudulent.