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The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) branch, has given reasons for preventing movement into the institution’s premises in the early hours of Wednesday.

Concise News reports that the union had on Wednesday morning locked all the institution’s gates, thus preventing students, lecturers and other members of staff from gaining access.

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Speaking in a telephone interview with NAN in Iseyin, the institution’s NASU Chairman, Joel Oyewande, said the action was provoked by non-payment of two months’ salary, promotion arrears and leave bonus, among others.

“We have several reasons to go on strike, but we just staged a protest today.

“Although we have allowed some people to enter the university premises, the gate will still be locked until they pay us our two months’ salary.

“The students have been allowed to write their examinations because we don’t want them to suffer unduly; but, this is just a protest for now; it may take a new dimension if they don’t pay us now.

“We urge all well-meaning Nigerians to help appeal to Osun State government to pay our two months’ salary. The arrangement is that Oyo will pay from January to June and Osun from July to December.

“Oyo state has always fulfilled its own obligations but Osun will always come up with excuses. This is not fair; we too have families and dependants to cater for,” he said.

LASPOTECH dismisses 5 staff

In related news, the Governing Council of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) Ikorodu has dismissed five staff of the institution for various offences that contravene its conditions of service.

The Polytechnic Spokesman, Olanrewaju Kuye, said on Tuesday in Lagos that the governing council took the decision at its meeting on September 20, 2019.

Kuye said of the affected five staff, were two lecturers and three non-teaching staff.

“The council after exhausting all the due processes as contained in the staff conditions of service, dismissed five staff of the institution for offences ranging from plagiarism and falsification of students’ examination results.

“Also, fraudulently gaining employment without pre-requisite qualification, breach of confidentiality, assault and battery, among others,’’ he said in a statement.

According to him, the affected staff are Talabi Kareem, Adeniyi Olatunji, Mutiu Badmus, Anuoluwapo Olorunseun and Rashidat Abudu.

Kuye, however, noted that the affected staff had been duly communicated of the decision of the council.