The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State has praised Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi and his Osun State counterpart, Rauf Aregbesola, for the resolution of the 10-month industrial crisis at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) at Ogbomoso.
Striking workers of LAUTECH, on Tuesday, have agreed to return to work.
The two owner-states reportedly allocated a huge amount of money to pay a substantial fraction of arrears and other allowances, following completion of auditing by a private firm engaged to ensure accountability and transparency in the affairs of the university.
In a statement by its Public Relations Officer (PRO), Olawale Sadare, Oyo APC regretted the situation that led to the closure of LAUTECH in December 2016.
It urged stakeholders to always guide against a recurrence “as all hands must be on deck to guarantee the future of youths through sound and qualitative education”.
The statement added: “There is no doubting the fact the governors of the owner states of LAUTECH mean well for the institution as they are both believers in education as the greatest legacy for leaders of tomorrow.
“The current situation in LAUTECH institutions – the university in Ogbomoso and the teaching Hospital in Ogbomoso and Osogbo leaves much to be desired but the good news is that we have capable hands and passionate minds in Ajimobi and Aregbesola as they are determined to reposition and transform LAUTECH/LTHs into viable institutions of global standard.
“We, therefore, urged the management, workers, students and all stakeholders to cooperate with the governments of Oyo and Osun to actualise the dream of LAUTECH, which would be to sustain its official rating as one of the best in the world. While we count on the governments to prioritise adequate funding of the institutions, we make a passionate appeal to the managements to guarantee accountability, transparency and service at all times for the good of the system.”Log in or Register to save this content for later.