30th June, 2010
The Oyo State House of Assembly on Tuesday directed the state government to immediately take over the full ownership ofÂ Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho.
The House resolution followedÂ a motion moved by Hon. Oladimeji Oladapo underÂ “ matters ofÂ urgent public importance.”
Oladapo, who represents Ibarapa East,Â alleged thatÂ Osun had beenÂ foot dragging onÂ its financial responsibility to the institutionÂ since the establishment ofÂ its own university in 2003.
He reminded the lawmakers ofÂ the June 9 resolution ofÂ the House calling for the disengagement ofÂ Oyo State Government from the joint ownership ofÂ 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.
The House then directed workers atÂ the University Teaching Hospital inÂ Osogbo to report at the main campus in Ogbomoso today.
It further directed that all indigenes ofÂ Osun willing to continue in the service ofÂ the university should remain.
The House, however, said the development would not affect the cordial relationship existing between the two states.
The News Agency ofÂ Nigeria (NAN) reports that LAUTECH was established in 1988 by the old Oyo State Government.
The Tuesday resolutions markedÂ the climax ofÂ the two-month-old ownership crisis between the two states.