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ASUU LAUTECH  demands for payment of 7 years EAA arrears, seeks Gov. Makinde’s intervention

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The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU),  Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Chapter, has urged Gov. seyi Makinde to direct the Vice- Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Mojeed Liasu and Chairman of the Governing Council, Prof. Deji Omole, to pay up the seven years of Earned Academic Allowance (EAA) arrears owed academic members of staff of the institution.
The union also alleged that the leadership of the university denied the academics of their due promotion arrears, which was capable of dampening their morale.
The union in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman, Prof. Biodun Olaniran and Secretary,  Toyin Abegunrin,  submitted that the union has lost confidence in the leadership of the Vice-Chancellor and the Chairman of the Governing Council.
”It is rather unfortunate that the 2016 and 2017 avoidable crisis started because the then administration refused to address arrears of EAA.
”Apparently not learning from history, the present University administration and council are now towing the same path.
”Our Union cooperated with the administration to realize the debt from the students with the understanding that our EAA and promotion arrears will be settled knowing full well that at least one third of it could be paid.
”However, as against our understanding, the University administration went ahead to appropriate the realized money on acclaimed capital projects and none of the two years was attended to.
”It is on this premise that we are calling on the visitor to the University, His Excellency Governor Seyi Makinde, that the union has lost confidence in the University administration led by Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor M.O. Liasu and Professor Ayodeji Omole led Governing Council,” the statement said.

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