Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki yesterday assured visiting students and alumni of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso that The Senate will continue to be on their side.
Speaking after meeting with the students, Saraki explained that The Senate is touched by the ongoing strike, which has clocked two years, assuring that “Now that we have taken up this issue, we are not going to stop until action is taken.”
According to him, “In the past week, I have had the opportunity to speak to the minister of education on the LAUTECH closure, and he has reassured me that a meeting is in the works to bring representatives of both governments together to resolve the ownership affair between the two states.
“Additionally, we can argue from now until tomorrow about the ownership of the university, however, all parties concerned must know that the LAUTECH students and their parents are the ones that are affected by this. Hence, swift action must be taken.
“Moving forward, we will continue to fight for the students of LAUTECH so that soon, the doors of that university will be open.
“At this point, I want to continue to appeal to LAUTECH students for their patience. There is light at the end of the tunnel. We are on your side. Please take this message back to your families: “The Senate is on your side. We will continue to fight for you,” he said