LAUTECH VC receives N500m to pay salary arrears

LAUTECH VC receives N500m to pay salary arrears

Monday, January 23, 2017 5:47 pm

Ladoke Akintola University

Prof. Suleiman Gbadegesin, the Vice-Chancellor of  Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso,  on Monday said the institution had received N500 million from Osun and Oyo State Governments to pay the  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 Gov. 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.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that that LAUTECH staff  had been on strike in the last eight months over  the non-payment of  the salary arrears.

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

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