The Governing Council of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso has denied reports that all principal officers of the institution have been sacked.
The council in a press statement signed by Lekan Fadeyi, the institution’s PRO said “we are compelled to react so that there would not be a vacuum for lies to fill in the absence of genuine information.”
The statement said the officers were not sacked but on vacation.
According to the statement, the council, presided over by its Chairman and Pro-Chancellor of LAUTECH, Professor Oladapo Afolabi, had at its 132nd meeting on Monday approved a two months medical leave for the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Gbadegesin who sought the approval of the Governing authority.
The statement added: “Other principal officers, the Registrar, and University Librarian, who are equally entitled and qualified for vacation also indicated that they would like to be allowed to proceed on their individual annual leave, and the requests were granted.
“We need to point out that the affected officers, being mindful of the repercussions of any gap, volunteered names of qualified officers who should sit-in for them, for the period that the vacation would last. ”
“Further to the approval of Council, the immediate Bursar, Mr. Adeniyi Olagunju, and the two other deputy bursars were also redeployed.It has therefore become important that we clarify that the officers were not sacked as being rumored because of any indictment.”