Oyo House Orders Take Over Of LAUTECH


The Oyo State House of Assembly on Tuesday directed the state government to immediately take over the full ownership of  Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho.

The House resolution followed  a motion moved by Hon. Oladimeji Oladapo under  “ matters of  urgent public importance.”

Oladapo, who represents Ibarapa East,  alleged that  Osun had been  foot dragging on  its financial responsibility to the institution  since the establishment of  its own university in 2003.

He reminded the lawmakers of  the June 9 resolution of  the House calling for the disengagement of  Oyo State Government from the joint ownership of  the university.

The lawmaker said the continued joint ownership of the institution would affect the future of the students unless an urgent decision was taken on the matter.

When the motion was put to vote, all the 22 members present at the plenary voted for its adoption.

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The House then directed workers at  the University Teaching Hospital in  Osogbo to report at the main campus in Ogbomoso today.

It further directed that all indigenes of  Osun willing to continue in the service of  the university should remain.

The House, however, said the development would not affect the cordial relationship existing between the two states.

The News Agency of  Nigeria (NAN) reports that LAUTECH was established in 1988 by the old Oyo State Government.

The Tuesday resolutions marked  the climax of  the two-month-old ownership crisis between the two states.

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