LAUTECH gets N500 million to pay salaries – VC

LAUTECH Ogbomoso

The Vice-Chancellor of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Prof Sulaiman Gbadegesin, on Monday said the institution had received N500 million from Osun and Oyo State governments to pay salary arrears owed workers.

Gbadegesin disclosed this in Osogbo when he appeared before the State House of Assembly to defend the university’s N9.9 billion budget for 2017.

He said the institution received alert of N250 million each from the two owner states.

While thanking Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun and his Oyo State counterpart, Abiola Ajimobi, for their efforts in ensuring the re-opening of the university, Gbadegesin said the money would go a long way in offsetting the arrears of staff salary.

LAUTECH staff have been on strike in the last eight months over the non-payment of salaries.

In his remarks, Chairman, House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Kamil Oyedele, said the assembly would continue to offer support to boost the growth and development of the university.