Barely a week after academic and non-academic staff in LAUTECH threatened to go on strike, the university gate has been shut again.
According to Premium Times, the secretary of the union, Toyin Abegunrin confirmed the development saying the university lecturers are embarking on a two-week warning strike to express their displeasure with the non-payment of salaries and poor facilities in the institutions.
He said, “The matter is in public domain. Yes we commenced warning strike today,''
On Saturday, August 4, Pulse reported that LAUTECH students might suffer another academic upset soon due to the threats coming from the academic and non-academic staff of the tech-based university.
According to Punch, the Joint Action Committee of the university on Friday, July 3, 2018, held a press conference where it announced that it could resolve to indefinite strike.
The committee, comprising the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, National Association of Academic Technologists and Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, accused Osun and Oyo states, which own the institution of deliberately trying to incapacitate the school so that their state individual universities could survive, Punch reports.
Alesinloye Muraina who is the SSANU chairman in an address he read at the event said both Oyo and Osun state governments starve LAUTECH of funds.
Muraina said the situation had worsened since the two state governments promised to make corrections, adding that was the reason the union called off its 16-month strike on October 23, 2017.