LAUTECH: Students Give Oyo, Ogun Govts Ultimatum


By Paul Sanusi

The government of Oyo and Osun States have been given seven days ultimatum to resolve the ownership crisis of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, Oyo State, southwest Nigeria, which has paralysed academic activities in the institution for some months.

Federation of Oyo State Students’ Union, FOSSU, Lagos State chapter, issued the ultimatum on Tuesday during a press conference on the association’s week in Lagos.

Comrade Adedeji Nurudeen Adejare, president of the association, said the crisis has affected the future and academic activities of students of the institution.

“The lingering ownership crisis of LAUTECH, between Oyo and Osun States government should be resolved within seven days, starting from today,” the students warned.

“The crisis is affecting our future and education and we want the two state governments to find a lasting solution to the protracted crisis before we decide on the next step to take,” Adejare added.

The association also called on the Oyo State government to take over the payment of bursary allowance from the local government. The students alleged that the local governments has not been giving out the money to those entitled to it, rather they have politicised it.

The association’s week according to Adejare, is scheduled to hold between Monday 22 November, 2010 and 27 November 2010 and is to be chaired by Senator Rasheed Ladoja, former governor of Oyo State.

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