[Osun]–The Christian Associations of Nigeria, Ogbomoso Zone has sent a plea letter to Federal Government to take over Ladoke Akintola University of Technology,LAUTECH, as a result of the ongoing administrative and financial crisis rocking the institution.
The association made this plea in a letter signed by its leaders to the Federal Government.
In the letter the association laments the state of things in the school and that the incessant strike and the future of the students in the school has become a matter of great concern to the heads of churches in the town.
“The wanton wasting away of the lives, time and future of our youths and children who are students of this institution has become worrisome and disturbing to all discerned minds.
“Therefore, no matter how much the partners strive to pretend that these differences do not exist, they will come to the surface. This is the scenario playing out between Oyo and Osun in the case of funding of the institution.
“Or, how does one justify a situation where Osun as at April 30, 2017 owes almost 5.4 billion naira while Oyo owes almost 2.7 billion naira to the university?
“As we appreciate and commend the hallowed efforts of the governments of Oyo and Osun States over LAUTECH imbroglio, we plead with all that are concerned especially the Federal Government, the National Assembly, Federal Ministry of Education and Nigerian University Commission (NUC) to urgently come to the RESCUE of LAUTECH by taking it over as a Federal University,” the letter read.
Meanwhile, THE PAGE learnt that students of the institutions are currently in Abuja to protest the prolonged closure of the school at the National Assembly.Please Follow Us @ThePageNg