Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Lagos Zone has called for a one state ownership of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology as a lasting solution to the perennial problem of funding facing the institution.
Zonal Coordinator, ASUU Lagos Zone, Professor Olusiji Sowande made this known at a news conference on what the union called pathetic situation of funding of the school held at the ASUU-FUNAAB Secretariat in Abeokuta.
The union noted it was practically impossible to run any public owned institution without subvention as being canvassed by one of the two states owing the school, leading to continuous infrastructural decay, ten months of unpaid salary arrears among others.
Professor Sowande noted that Osun State Government should release LAUTECH to Oyo State considering the overall interests of the public in general and the students in particular.
Correspondent Wale Oluokun reports that the Lagos Zone of ASUU coordinator pleaded with prominent citizens of both Oyo and Osun states to prevail on the governments to accept the suggested lasting solution to the problem, noting that it would enable the institution to attain its full potential since establishment.