After eight months, lecturers of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho, have put an end to their industrial action.

A letter signed by Bodunrin Olaniran, chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), LAUTECH branch and Toyin Abegunrin, the secretary, announced the suspension of the strike.

The decision is the resolution made at a congress that held in the university on Tuesday.

“The chairman highlighted all the demands of the union and the same were compared with what the university management has met.

“After due deliberations on the demands and holistic assessment of the struggle, the congress resolved that the current strike action by the union be suspended with immediate effect.”

Lecturers in the university embarked on a strike action to protest non-payment of their salary arrears, which amounted to almost N7.1bn.

The university management received N500m in January from the governors of Oyo and Osun, the owner states of the university, to clear the outstanding debt.

The university management then announced that academic activities would resume on February 3 but lecturers in the university continued with the strike action.

Before now, the ASUU chairman had told TheCable Lifestyle that the union will not return to classrooms if their demands were not met.

Some of the demands of the lecturers were adequate funding of the university and payment of outstanding allowances.



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