LAUTECH: Dissolution not skewed against us, Osun govt assures its citizens

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The State Government of Osun wishes to assure its citizens that the dissolution of its joint ownership of LAUTECH following new terms of management spelt out by the National University Commission (NUC) is in no way skewed against the state.

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 above was stated in a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode.

Egbemode noted that Osun and Oyo states have mutually agreed that the joint ownership of LAUTECH be formally dissolved on the need to restore tranquillity and conducive learning environment in both institutions.

She further revealed that the decision became necessary as a result of governance and management challenges.

According to Egbemode, “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 Ilie 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.

“Citizens are therefore advised to continue to cooperate with the government to develop our institutions.”