Sanwo-olu assured me no lecturer would be sacked – Ag. LASUTECH VC

Dr Oluremi Olaleye, the acting vice chancellor of the Lagos State University of Science and Technology, LASUTECH, says state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had assured him he would not sack any lecturer in the institution.

The National University Commission, NUC, had only recently approved LASUTECH, formerly Lagos State Polytechnic.

Olaleye, while announcing his appointment to staff on Friday, said the governor was sensitive to their needs.

NAN reports Olaleye as also saying the governor urged the staff to efficient and proficient in their work.

“Lagos State Government knows that staff have families and for their needs to be met, nobody will be sacked.

“What is demanded of all staff of this institution is to key into this transmutation process and support the state government, governing council and management.

“This institution will not be a conventional but a specialised university of science and technology.

“Not until the last student graduate, LASPOTECH still exists, the students currently in school will graduate with OND/HND,” he said.

Olaleye also announced the reinstatement of four sacked non-academic staff which resulted in a seven-month crisis that disrupted academic programmes of the institution.

The acting VC disclosed that LASUSTECH had been included in the ongoing UTME being conducted by JAMB for this year.

“Currently, we have about 60 PhD holders in this institution, the governor assured us that nobody will lose his or her job,” he said.

He said that staff had started receiving its arrears as promised by the state government and also approved payment of the one-month outstanding salary owed it since 2013.

LASPOTECH Ikorodu campus erupted into great jubilation on Friday as staff engaged in singing and dancing when the news of Olaleye’s appointment as acting VC and the reinstatement of the sacked staff filtered into the institution.

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