Mouthpiece NGR reports that the Oyo state government has appealed to both Academic and Non Academic Unions at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) to resume activities.
Recalls that Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU embarked on strike a few months ago over the inability of the Federal Government to fulfil agreements the two parties entered years ago.
On Thursday, April 21, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities and Allied Educational Institutions (NASU) also extended their four-week-old strike by another one month.
The Oyo government at a meeting summoned by the Hon. Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology (EST) on Wednesday, appealed to the unions to pull out of the ongoing strike.
The meeting which lasted for 15 minutes had all executive members of ASUU including Committee of SSANU, NASU and NAAT.
Mouthpiece NGR earlier reported that the unions had on 6th of May, 2022, put forward some demands before Oyo State government as part of conditions to opt out of the ongoing strike.
These demands include Commencement of the payment of EAA of 2013/2014 – 2020/2021, Payment of outstanding salary deductions to cooperative societies and Unions and Payment of promotion arrears from 2011 till date.
Increase of monthly subvention to the University to cater for personnel costs and Release of special intervention fund of # 5bn to kickstart were amongst the demands presented by the union.
It was learnt at the end of the meeting, the Hon. Commissioner reported that the visitor asked him to passionately appeal to the union to reconsider their stands on the current industrial action embarked upon.
The union leaders in their quick response also informed that they will tell their members.
More to come….