Worried by the perennial crisis relating to funding of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), threatened to embark on the full-blown industrial action.

Addressing a press conference in Osogbo, Osun State capital, the Ibadan zonal coordinator of ASUU, Dr Ade Adejumo lamented that the university was on the brink total collapse of immediate action was not taken to tackle the funding problem by the two owner states.

According to him “we are currently on two weeks warning strike. We are calling attention to the fact that LAUTECH is on the brink of final disintegration. We are not so much concerned about 10 months salary arrears, promotion arrears, we are concerned about non-funding of the university. It is no longer inadequate funding, it is non-funding.”

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While observing that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed before that last strike was called off had not been respected by the two owner states, Oyo and Osun States, Adejumo alleged that Oyo State governor, Isiaka Ajimobi and his counterpart in Osun, Rauf Aregbesola have failed in their statutory obligations to the institution.

He further called on the governors to make their stand known to the public if they are not willing to fund LAUTECH again, stressing that “the two governors are encouraging criminalities by insisting that the university survives on Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).”

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