Oyo, Osun dole out N500m to LAUTECH to pay salary arrears

By Ismaila Akanji, Ibadan

The Vice Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Prof. Suleiman Gbadegesin has said the institution received N500 million from Osun and Oyo State Governments to pay the salary arrears being owed workers.

Gbadegesin disclosed this in Osogbo when he appeared before the Osun State House of Assembly to defend the university’s N9.9 billion budget for 2017.

He said the institution received alert of N250 million each from the two owner states.

While thanking Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun and his Oyo State counterpart, Abiola Ajimobi, for their efforts in ensuring the re-opening of the university, Gbadegesin said the money would go a long way in offsetting the arrears of staff salary.

LAUTECH staff had been on strike in the last eight months over the non-payment of the salary arrears.

In his remarks, Mr Kamil Oyedele, the House Committee Chairman on Finance and Appropriation, said the assembly would continue to offer support to boost the growth and development of the university.

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