[Ibadan]–The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) branch, has accused the two principal states, Oyo and Osun, of fradulent practices and an intent of killing the institution.
Dr. Biodun Olaniran, the Union chairman while speaking on Thursday in Ibadan, Oyo State, explained the reason behind their proposed industrial action.
According to him, “The seed of the crisis was sown when we started receiving dwindling funds from the states.
“The first ‘salvo’ was fired through an inexplicable stoppage of capital grants to the university.
“This affected the growth of the university.
“But thank God for ETF and TETFUND interventions, courtesy of ASUU struggles.”
He further revealed that while the two states owed workers over seven months salary, “surprisingly Oyo State has established a technical university, while the Osun government is running its state-owned university successfully.”
He also noted that the governments have been paying workers’ salaries with students’ fees, a practice he referred to as fraudulent.
Olaniran declared that, “We have begun ‘no salary no work’ action.
“We will embark on strike if the governments do not pay our outstanding salaries,” he added.Please Follow Us @ThePageNg