Resume work or forfeit salaries, Oyo govt fires at LAUTECH lecturers on ASUU strike

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology might be on a collusion course with Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, over the payment of allowances.

This was after Makinde, in a series of tweet, on Saturday, pledged to withhold the allowances of the striking LAUTECH lecturers who had downed tools in solidarity with cohorts in Federal Universities.

According to the Governor, the academics ought to show more compassion over the plight of the students.

The tweet read, “Comment on LAUTECH:

“If the lecturers are sensitive to their people they would not join ASUU strike. As of today I am withholding their subvention until they go back to classes.

“When they go back to classes we will start paying their subventions.”

Earlier in May, the LAUTECH staff members vowed not to suspend the ongoing strike until their demands are met.

Coordinator, Ibadan zone of ASUU, Professor Oyebamiji Oyegoke while addressing a press conference in Ogbomoso, explained that ASUU at LAUTECH remains steadfast about the ongoing strike.

Oyegoke, while speaking, insisted that the union will not pull out of the ongoing strike declared by the national body of the union.

He urged parents and students to join the union in its bid to fight for the future of the country.

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