The Oasis Reporters
August 16, 2018
The PDP governorship candidate in the forthcoming Osun State Gubernatorial election, Senator Ademola Adeleke has unveiled his robust plans for the troubled Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho co owned by Osun and Oyo state governments.
This was contained in a Press Statement titled “My Plans for LAUTECH”, released to the Press by Mr. Olawale Rasheed, Director of Media and Publicity of the Adeleke Campaign Organization in Oshogbo, the state capital.
My Plans for LAUTECH – Senator Adeleke
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke has decried the neglect and inadequate funding of Ladoke Akintola University, vowing to turn the fortune of the University around for better if elected governor of Osun state.
“It is disheartening the way lecturers and staff of LAUTECH are treated. The same government that oppressed the masses has not spared the elite. Any government that values education will not maltreat members of ASUU and associated unions.They are important pillars of our society.” Senator Adeleke said.
In the statement, Olawale Rasheed, the Director of Media and Publicity for the Campaign Organization, the PDP candidate spoke while receiving the report of an expert committee he set up a month ago on the LAUTECH issue.
“I have followed the LAUTECH issue with keen interest for long. It is not acceptable to treat the academic community with such disdain and neglect. Our administration will introduce innovative plans to ensure regular payment of salaries and entitlements of staff of the university.
“The report contains full detail of the LAUTECH crisis. When elected, I will immediately liaise with relevant stakeholders to implement reform programme for the university. Lecturers will not suffer again. We will not joke with welfare issue. When academic and support staff are motivated, we will attend to issue of infrastructure for the Institution “, Adeleke said.
The candidate stated that his government is committed to youth development through proper support and funding for educational institutions, adding “our lecturers will be key partners in our efforts to revamp the education sector.
“Our government will be very innovative in giving LAUTECH it’s pride of place. The step by step of our action plan is ready. I promise a new lease of life for LAUTECH”, Senator Adeleke said.