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Alumni Body Reacts As Osun Govt Cedes LAUTECH To Oyo State

Alumni Body Reacts As Osun Govt Cedes LAUTECH To Oyo State

The Alumni Association of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State, has described the decision to cede full ownership of the university to Oyo State government as an the historical landmark in the existence of the institution.

The association also applauded the National Universities Commission (NUC) for playing a crucial role in this achievement as well as in the progress of the institution.

Speaking to media representatives from Nigerian Tribune on this, the Global President of the association, Onilede Solomon Limo, further heaped praised on both Governors, Seyi Makinde of Oyo state and Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state, for the maturity they displayed in brokering a peaceful resolution that saw sole ownership of LAUTECH ceded to Oyo State government.

However, Limo acknowledged the political differences of both Governors, adding that it was more reason why both Governors are worthy of emulation because they were able to put their differences aside and place the collective interests of the students, staff, graduates and the future of the citadel of learning first.

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He further stated that both Governors have written their names in the history books of their respective states for the historical decision they made in resolving the age-long issues caused by the joint-ownership of the institution.

In his words: “It is noteworthy that our Ivory Tower had landmark achievements under the joint ownership; and despite the challenges faced by the institution, it is still contributing to educational and technological advancement of Nigeria and African continent. With this latest development, we are optimistic that Oyo State government will carry on the good legacies bequeathed to it soon.

“NUC’s intervention is highly commendable. On this note, we enjoin politicians or any group not to play politics with the amicable resolution reached by the governments of Oyo and Osun. In spirit, LAUTECH belongs to the people of both states; and all stakeholders will forever respect the decision.”


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