Former Oyo State Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, has commended the Governors of Osun and Oyo States for finally resolving the ownership crisis of Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH) between the two States.
Alao-Akala, who initiated the action for Oyo State to take full ownership of the institution while in office, lauded the two governors for allowing reasoning to prevail and putting the interest of the students into consideration.
“I commend them for not allowing political interest or party affiliation destroy the unity and progress of Yoruba land,” Akala said Friday night.
He also commended the National Universities Commission(NUC) for its role in the final settlement and eventual take-over of the institution by Oyo.
He advised the Oyo State Government to immediately commence efforts to restore the glory of the institution as the foremost technology school in Nigeria, in line with the initial vision of its founding fathers.
The NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed who confirmed the resolution of the crises said both Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo and his Osun State counterpart, Gboyega Oyetola, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to seal the resolution of the crises.
Oyo State Government has agreed to take over the university’s property in Ogbomoso, while the Osun State Government would take full ownership of the university’s College of Health Sciences in Osogbo