By Toba Ajisafe
The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, and other workers’ unions in the university, have expressed hope that today’s meeting with the institution management will resolve impasses surrounding the recent suspension of strike announced by the governing council.
This was expressed on a radio programme by the Chairman of Joint Action Committee, Mr. Abimbola Aleshinloye; and Chairman of the ASUU, Dr. Biodun Olaniran, which was monitored by OSUN DEFENDER on Monday.
Recall OSUN DEFENDER reported the resumption of the institution in a statement signed by the Registrar and Secretary to Council, Mr. Jacob Agboola, which expected the students to resume on Monday September 15th, 2017.
The strike which was on for months has seen the two owner states engaged an audit firm to look into alleged mismanagement of funds by the management and recommendations were made on effective running of the institution.
Mr. Aleshinloye who is the chairman JAC comprises of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Non Academic Staff Union and the National Association of Academic Technologists, said, the Management has invited all the Unions for a meeting today by 12noon at Ogbomosho campus to deliberation over announced resumption.
“We have to resolve the issues and today, the Management will have to state their own side and we have to state ours for us to harmonize.
He said, “We so much appreciate what the Chairman of the governing council, Mr. Oladapo Afolabi is doing to bring back the lost glory.”
Speaking in same manner, the ASUU chairman, Dr. Biodun Olaniran said, that the Union is so much open to negotiation.
Dr. Abiodun said “our sons and daughters are also in the school, so we hope the crisis will be solved before October 1st, 2017 which I believe today’s dialogue between the Unions and the management will go a long to proffer lasting solution to the crisis.