LAUTECH : Oyo, Osun resolve lingering ownership crisis, get Alao-Akala’s backing

The NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed has confirmed the of the crises between Oyo and Osun states over the ownership of the Ogbomosho-based Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH).

Rasheed said on Friday in Ibadan that both Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo and Osun State counterpart, Gboyega Oyetola, have a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to seal the of the crises, Oyo State Government agreeing 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.

Former Oyo governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, in a statement he personally and made available to newsmen in Ibadan, described the final of the ownership crisis between Oyo and Osun states as a welcome development.

Alao-Akala, who initiated the action for Oyo State to take full ownership of the while in office, the two governors for resolving the long impasse, saying: “I commend them for not allowing political interest or party affiliation the unity and progress of .”

The former governor also thanked the governors for allowing reason to prevail and for putting the interest of the students, whose education has been in jeopardy for so long, into consideration.

He also the NUC for its role in the final settlement and eventual take-over of the , advising the Oyo State Government to immediately commence to restore the glory of the as the foremost technology school in Nigeria, in line the initial vision of its founding fathers. (NAN)