Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Ladoke Akintola University Ogbomoso Chapter on Sunday warned both Oyo and Osun State Governments not to play politics with the lives of staff and students of the University.
The union maintained that the welfare of her members remain paramount in her demands and would do everything at her disposal not to expose her members to economic hardship.
ASUU Chairman, LAUTECH, Dr Biodun Olaniran in a release jointly signed by its Secretary , Dr Toyin Abegunrin stated that the payment of salaries and owed arrears of allowances to her members remain paramount and would not be traded for politics between the owner states.
ASUU had last week threatened to disrupt academic activities if Osun state government which it said was scheduled to pay salaries between July and December fails to pay the outstanding August and September salaries.
But Osun state Government through its Secretary to the State Government, (SSG) Wole Oyebamiji had said ASUU was misguided by the accusation against the state.
The statement maintained that Oyo reneged on the agreement of paying salaries, adding that it had kept faith with paying salaries of LAUTECH teaching hospital workers in Osogbo.
It described the press release of the Osun state government as “outright lies, deceptive assemblage of figures with a propagandist mindset”
“Now to the facts of the matter, Osun state should be ready to explain to the public, if there was an arrangement between the two states (Oyo and Osun)
For Osun to insinuate that Oyo has been cheating it because of this arrangement is factually incorrect and realistically deceptive. To this, we ask Osun to stop hiding behind one finger. May we also ask why is it that it is only when it comes to Osun’s turn to pay salaries in LAUTECH that they start looking for issues to complain about?.”