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[Ogbomoso] Lecturers at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso have suspended their eight-months-old strike which was started as a result of unpaid salaries and allowances, as well as the failure of the owner states of Oyo and Osun to release subventions to the institution.

The announcement of the suspension of the strike was made by the Chairman, LAUTECH chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Dr. Biodun Olaniran, on Wednesday 22nd February, 2017, in Ogbomosho.

The suspension came after the union’s congress held on Tuesday at the university.

“After comparing the demands of the union and what the management has met out of the demands, and after extensive deliberations on the struggle so far, the union has resolved to suspend the strike immediately,” Olaniran said.

LAUTECH Vice Chancellor, Prof. Suleiman Gbadegesin, recently told newsmen that the two owner state governments had paid N584m out of the N7.6bn they owed the institution.

The owner states had in October 2016 set up an eight-man visitation panel, headed by Chief Olanipekun (SAN) in their efforts to find a lasting solution to funding and ownership tussle of the 27-year-old institution.

The panel in its reports had recommended the establishment of a trust fund and also implored the two states to inject fresh fund to fast track the resumption of academic activities in the univesity pending the implementation of its other long term recommendations.

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