Lagos Assembly probes LASPOTECH crisis
The Lagos State House of Assembly (LAHA) has directed its committees on Education and Judiciary to probe the lingering crisis rocking the Lagos State Polytechnic and report back in two weeks.
This followed the prayer raised in a motion by the Majority Leader of the House, Sanai Agunbiade under matters of urgent importance.
Agunbiade urged the House to invite the warring factions with a view to proffering a lasting solution to the crisis, noting that efforts by prominent personalities in the area to resolve the crisis had not yielded positive results.
He explained that the crisis, which bordered on issues relating to the welfare of staff, was already taking its toll on the students as academic activities had been stalled.
The lawmaker warned that if not tackled with accelerated action, the crisis might further plunge the institution into chaos as it had already degenerated into criminal activities and assault between the management and the union.
Earlier at plenary, the lawmakers observed a minute silence in honour of late Oba Muftau Hamzat, the father of the deputy governor-elect of Lagos State, who died on Sunday while the speaker, Mudashiru Obasa directed the Clerk to send a condolence letter to the family of the deceased.
The House also committed several Bills to various committees to report back to the House.
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) in the institution has been at a loggerhead with the state government over the implementation of the CONTISS 15 polytechnic salary arrears and other entitlements.
This disagreement has led to industrial action by ASUP, and other unions in the institution.