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 LASPOTECH Crisis: Lagos State Speaker, Obasa Directs House Committees To Resolve Crisis, Report Back In 2 Weeks

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LASPOTECH CRISIS: LAGOS STATE SPEAKER, OBASA DIRECTS HOUSE COMMITTEES TO RESOLVE CRISIS, REPORT BACK IN 2 WEEKS

The salary crisis bedeviling LASPOTECH has led to a back and forth between members of staff and management

 

In his timely intervention as regards the crisis rocking the only state owned Polytechnic in the state, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has directed the House committees on Education and Judiciary to work together on the need to resolve the crisis and report back in two weeks.

 

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This is coming as a ruling after the hallowed chambers, yesterday, Monday May 13th  resolved to wade into the crisis rocking the State Polytechnic over the disagreement between the management and staff of the institution.

 

BlackBox Nigeria gathered that the Majority Leader, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade who moved the motion which was seconded by Hon. Adedamola Kasunmu aka ARK, stated that the institution  had been embroiled in crisis which had paralyzed academic activities in the institution.

 

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Speaking during plenary, Agunbiade said,

 

“I wish to present to this House the crisis in the only polytechnic in the state which is within my constituency.”

 

The lawmaker, representing Ikorodu Constituency I, explained that the issue had remained unresolved for the past five months, adding “it now degenerates to assault resulting to arrest where staff takes laws into their hands.”

 

He recalled that similar crisis came up in Lagos State University (LASU) in the past which the House was able to intervene and got resolved.

 

While giving credence to the Majority Leader’s submission, the Chairman House committee on Education, Hon. Lanre Ogunyemi disclosed that his committee had initiàted move to resolve the issue but it failed.

 

He explained that the state government took the Union to industrial court but the issue remained unresolved as the court gave a ruling for status quo to remain.

 

In his comments, Chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, Public Petitions and LASIEC, Hon. Tunde Braimoh stated that his committee had received two petitions over the crisis.

 

According to him, the Union alleged that the school management used executive fiat to arrest its members and that students who are already graduates do not get their certificates due to the crisis.

 

 

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