Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH) chapter, yesterday, stated that lecturers in the university are not on strike.
The Chairman, Prof. Babatunde Lawal, and Secretary, Toyin Abegunrin, described the story as a total falsehood, which should be disregarded by stakeholders.
According to them, members of the union were carrying out their duties of teaching, research and community service. However, they admitted that there were issues with members’ welfare, which the union was taking up with the management.
Already tabled before the school management for urgent resolution are unpaid arrears of Earned Academic Allowances (EAA) and promotion arrears among others.
While noting that the union would follow up on the issues, Lawal and Abegunrin urged the public to disregard the publication.
They added: “Members of ASUU in the branch are carrying out the three cardinal functions of academics (teaching, research and community service) unabated, despite that some of the welfare matters are still outstanding. These, however, had been forwarded to the university administration for urgent resolution. We, therefore, submit that the news should be disregarded in totality.”