LAUTECH V.C urges Lecturers to consider the students
Professor Adeniyi Gbadegesin, the Vice-Chancellor, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, on has appealed to the striking lecturers of the institution to return to the classroom.
The VC who made the request while speaking with newsmen in Ogbomoso stated that the problem facing the university, jointly owned by Oyo and Osun, was “almost over as the owner state governments had pledged more commitment to fund it.
“The N5.3 billion owed by Osun was from 2014 till date, while the N1.8 billion owed by Oyo was between 2015 and 2016. N296 million is our monthly subvention, Oyo pays from January to June, while Osun pays subvention from July to December every year,” he said.
Commending the action of governor Abiola Ajimobi he said, “The union agreed with the governor at the meeting that the N250 million each to be paid by the owner states will not be enough for the payment of two months.
“They requested for additional N84 million which Gov. Ajimobi approved immediately. Oyo State Government has paid it’s N292 million, while the remaining N42 million from Osun will be paid any moment from now,” he added.
According to Gbadegesin, in spite of the current economic challenge, ”The governor promised to set aside some amount for the institution as soon as the state receives its share of the Paris Club excess fund,” the VC said.
“I will like our striking lecturers to consider the interest of the students and return to work. The management and staff are determined to ensure the students get the best from the institution,” he said.