The Governing Council of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, denied a report that all principal officers, including Sulaiman Adeniyi Gbadegesin, the Vice Chancellor of the institution have been sacked.
The council in a press statement signed on its behalf by Lekan Fadeyi, the institution’s Public Relations Officer, PRO, said the reaction was to ensure that there would not be a vacuum for lies to fill in the absence of genuine information.
The council said, “We are compelled to react so that there would not be a vacuum for lies to fill in the absence of genuine information.”
It, however, said that contrary to the rumour, the principal officers were not sacked but on vacation.
According to the statement, the council, presided over by Oladapo Afolabi, its Chairman and Pro-Chancellor of LAUTECH, had at its 132nd meeting on Monday, March 26, 2018, approved a two months medical leave for the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Gbadegesin who sought the approval of the Governing authority.
The statement said, “Other principal officers, the Registrar, and University Librarian, who are equally entitled and qualified for vacation also indicated that they would like to be allowed to proceed on their individual annual leave, and the requests were granted.
“We need to point out that the affected officers, being mindful of the repercussions of any gap, volunteered names of qualified officers who should sit-in for them, for the period that the vacation would last.
“Further to the approval of Council, Adeniyi Olagunju, the immediate Bursar, and the two other deputy bursars were also redeployed.
“It has, therefore, become important that we clarify that the officers were not sacked as being rumored because of an indictment.”
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