Osun State Government has told staff of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso who are indigenous to the state that they will not lose their jobs over the ceding of the university to Oyo State.
This assurance was given in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode.
The statement partly reads:
“Both Osun and Oyo states have mutually agreed that the joint ownership of LAUTECH be formally dissolved following extensive mediation by the National Universities Commission ( NUC ), on the need to restore tranquillity and conducive learning environment in both institutions. The decision became necessary as a result of governance and management challenges.
“All workers of Osun extraction either in the College of Health Sciences and LAUTECH ceded to Osun or those in Ogbomoso are assured of job security.
There will be no intimidation or discrimination against them in the discharge of their duties.
“The agreement states that indigenes of Oyo and Osun State working in either of the two entities will retain all their rights and obligations stipulated in their letters of engagements, therefore the State Government of Osun wishes to inform citizens that there is no need to fret about the dissolution , as all workers of Osun extraction are assured of the security of their jobs.
“Osun Students will also not be subjected to fees or admission differentials. They will pay the same tuition fees as their Oyo counterparts.
“The agreement ceded the LAUTECH Teaching Hospital and all its assets to Osun. Therefore, all landed properties and movable assets located at the College of Health Sciences in Osogbo , including Mercyland Hospital and are now properties of the State of Osun . LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, which is an independent organisation, has not been affected by this dissolution , and will therefore continue to render necessary services to our people.”