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The Academic Staff Union of Universities at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, has declared an indefinite strike to press home their demands for the payment of their eight months’ outstanding salaries.

The notice of the strike action was contained in a statement signed by the Chairman of ASUU, LAUTECH branch, Dr. Biodun Olaniran and Secretary, Dr. Toyin Abegunrin, and made available to our correspondent in Osogbo on Friday evening.

The lecturers and other workers at the university have been appealing to the governments of Oyo and Osun states to pay subventions to the university to enable the management to pay workers’ salaries but the pleas have not been heeded.

The notice of strike read, “This is to inform our members that the National Executive Council of our union has granted the branch the permission to resume strike action that was earlier suspended in February with immediate effect.

“Since the feasibility of holding a congress on the campus for now is doubtful, it is hereby officially declared that ASUU LAUTECH branch is on strike.”

Students of the university staged public protest in Osogbo for three consecutive days last week asking the state government to fund the university in order to prevent it from dying.

The alumni association of the university had recently pleaded with the Federal Government to take over the university since the two owner-states were not ready to continue to fund it.

The Christians Association of Nigeria in Ogbomoso zone also called on the Federal Government to take over the running of the university in the interest of the students, whose future depended on the survival of the institution.

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