Following the ongoing crisis facing Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, the Christian Associations of Nigeria (CAN) in Ogbomoso Zone has sent a plea letter to Federal Government to take over the institution as a Federal University.
Academic activities in the school have been shut down for many months now due to a faceoff between the staff of the school and the Osun and Ondo state governments that are co-owners of the school.
Lecturers are demanding the payment of the arrears of their salary that amounts to N7.1 billion while students have been protesting over the unending strike.
In the letter signed by the leaders of CAN to the Federal Government on Tuesday, the association said the ongoing situation has become a major concern to the Heads of Churches and Christian Association of Nigeria in Ogbomosoland.
According to the association, they are pleading with all that are concerned especially the Federal Government, the National Assembly, Federal Ministry of Education and Nigerian University Commission (NUC) to urgently come to the rescue of LAUTECH by taking it over as a federal university.