The Non-Academic Staff Union(NASU) of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso on Wednesday locked all the gates of the institution, thus preventing lecturers, students and visitors to the university from gaining entrance into the school.
According to NASU, the action was to further press home their demand for the payment of the members’ July and August salaries by the two-owner states.
The owner-states, Osun and Oyo, have been at loggerheads over who is responsible for the payment of the worker’s salaries from July. Also, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of the institution and the Osun State Government had recently engaged in war of words over the issue of salary payment.
Confirming the development, the chairman of NASU, LAUTECH Chapter, Mr Oyewande Adejumo, said the action was part of the effort to express their grievances to the management over the non-payment of their salaries.
His words: “We only locked the major entrances, we allowed the students to come in to write their exams and attend lectures too but they all took alternative route which is a footpath.”
He said they were worried over the attitude of Osun State Government over the payment issue.
According to him, “in July, we were told they paid N300 million and we were all happy but after July they have refused to pay; if they don’t want the joint ownership to continue ,they should cede the institution to Oyo state and nothing will happen to Osun indigenes in Ogbomoso.”