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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

*osun Govt expresses confidence in LAUTECH council as union suspend strike


LAUTECH: ASUU Suspends Strike


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology has suspended its four-months-long strike after a meeting with its members at the university’s main campus in Ogbomoso on Tuesday.
This will be the second time the academic staff union will be suspending its strike which, in sum, has spanned, at least, two years.

The Secretary of ASUU LAUTECH Dr. Abegunrin, corroborated by the union’s Zonal Coordinator Dr. Ade Adejumo, confirmed that the strike had been suspended with immediate effect but academic activities will kick off on Monday, October 23.

“The zone will have to be briefed, national will have to be briefed, but the Congress have suspended the strike in principle as from today but full lectures will resume on Monday,” Dr. Adejumo said. “Skeletal things will continue, preparatory to the commencement of full academic activities on Monday.”

Source: *The Nation*

osun Govt expresses confidence in LAUTECH council as union suspend strike



Osun State government has expressed confidence in the
governing council and workers of the Ladoke Akintola
University of Technology, (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso,
following the payment of three-month salaries and
subsequent suspension of strike by the Academic Staff
Union of Universities (ASUU) of the institution.


According to Osun government, the payment of the three-
month salaries was an indication that the council and the
two owner state governments, Osun and Oyo are
committed to the smooth running of all activities in the
university.


The state government in a press release by the
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Adelani
Baderinwa, on Tuesday said the resumption of the
LAUTECH workers and academic normalcy is important
to the owner governments, as they were concerned about
the plight of the students.



Baderinwa maintained that the two owner state
governments are so much concerned about the well being
of the students as well as the progress and development
of LAUTECH and the welfare of its workers with mutual
understanding.


He said: “Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun and Oyo
State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi were very sensitive about
LAUTECH matter and they have exhibited reasonable and
convincing commitment to the welfare of the workers of
the institution and the plight of the students.
“It would be recalled that the Osun government recently
released a sum of N1bn to the university.


“Notwithstanding pressures from some quarters that
Osun government should not commit the state resources
to LAUTECH again due to obvious marginalization of the
state in LAUTECH, Governor Aregbesola who is
passionate about functional education, a team player and
a goal getter will not cease in funding LAUTECH and will
stop at nothing in ensuring that LAUTECH is back on its
feet.


“The basis of agitation of Osun people is that Oyo
indigenes in the employment of LAUTECH are about
thrice that of Osun while only one faculty in the institution
is located in Osun as against the seven faculties located
in Oyo despite the equality in funding by the two states.



“All stakeholders are called upon to be sensitive to their
responsibilities and join the two owner governments, and
especially Governor Aregbesola who went out of his way
to provide promptly, not minding the dearth of fund
facing Osun  and loud protestations of inequality in the
partnership, what was agreed to in rebuilding the
institution and ensuring the resumption of LAUTECH
workers.


“There is no any other way to express sensitivity and
commitment to the progress of the institution, the welfare
of its workers and the plight of the students.”
Baderinwa urged LAUTECH labour unions to continue to
cooperate with the council in ensuring that the institution
is fully back on track.

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