Oyo Forum of LAUTECH Calls for End to Joint Ownership
Oyo State Forum of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH Ogbomoso, have staged a peaceful protest to Governor’s office, Ibadan demanding that Oyo State Government take full ownership of the institution.
LAUTECH is jointly owned by Osun and Oyo state government.
Scores of the forum during the peaceful protest described the joint ownership of LAUTECH as an unprofitable business hindering the future of the students on a daily basis.
The protesters carried various inscriptions such as “Insincerity on the part of Osun subvention”, “Oyo has fulfilled its part till June this year”, “No more joint ownership” and “Seyi Makinde save souls”.
Speaking with newsmen, the leader of the forum, Chief Adewuyi Adediran explained that Osun State Government was not ready to fulfill its part on LAUTECH agreement which he said was affecting the payment of workers’ salaries of the institution.
Chief Adediran stated that full ownership of the institution by Oyo State Government would bring an end to the incessant strike action slowing down educational activities in the institution.
Addressing the protesters, the Commissioner for Education in Oyo State, Professor Daud Sangodoyin noted that the state government was taking necessary measures to resolve the issue of LAUTECH amicably.
Professor Sangodoyin however, appealed to the staff of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology to take caution on impending strike not to further hinder the academic calendar of the institution pointing out the government understood their predicament.