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Governor Makinde pledges to suspend benefits for LAUTECH staff for participating in the ASUU strike – Igbere TV

Members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology may take a collusion course with Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde over compensation payments, IgbereTV reports

This was after Makinde, in a series of tweets on Saturday, pledged to withhold compensation from striking LAUTECH professors who had downed tools in solidarity with cohorts at federal universities.

According to the governor, academics should show more compassion for the plight of students.

The tweet read: “Comment on LAUTECH:

“If the speakers are sensitive to their people, they would not join the ASUU strike. Starting today, I’m withholding their grant until they return to school.

“When they return to class, we will start paying their subsidies.”

Earlier in May, LAUTECH staff members vowed not to suspend the ongoing strike until their demands were met.

ASUU Ibadan Zone Coordinator Prof. Oyebamiji Oyegoke at a press conference in Ogbomoso explained that ASUU at LAUTECH remains firm on the ongoing strike.

Oyegoke, while speaking, insisted that the union will not back down from the ongoing strike declared by the union’s national body.

He urged parents and students to join the union in its bid to fight for the country’s future.

He further explained that ASUU focuses on public institutions, especially universities, whether federal or state.

According to him, what ASUU was pursuing, which its branch of LAUTECH also believes in, is to reposition public universities, whether federal or state.