The Soun of Ogbomosoland, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi on Saturday said the final ceding of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) to Oyo state will further boost socio-economic activities in Ogbomoso and Oyo state in general.
Oba Oyewumi stated this in a statement he personally signed in Ibadan on the final ceding of the embattled University to Oyo state.
The royal father also commended Governor Seyi Makinde for “his unrelenting and determined efforts in securing the sole ownership of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) for Oyo state.”
Oba Oyewumi pointed out that “The eventual ceding of the ownership of LAUTECH to Oyo State Government after many years of extensive consultations and negotiations is indeed a timely and welcome development.”
“Let me use this medium to express my heartfelt appreciation and gratitude of the people of Ogbomosoland to Governor Oluwaseyi Makinde of Oyo state for his unrelenting and determined efforts in securing the sole ownership of LAUTECH for Oyo State.The protracted crisis occasioned by the joint ownership of LAUTECH by Oyo and Osun States had set the citadel of learning backwards and negatively affected the socio-economic development of my domain, Ogbomoso”, he said
Oba Oyewumi added, “thus, the eventual ceding of the ownership of LAUTECH to Oyo State Government after many years of extensive consultations and negotiations is indeed a timely and welcome development.”
” It is my prayer that this landmark achievement will catalyze efforts of the Oyo State government in ensuring that LAUTECH, which has produced professionals in various fields of endeavour, reclaims its lost glory and bring further positive development to Ogbomoso, Oyo State and Nigeria at large. May Allah continue to give the Governor wisdom to steer the affairs of Oyo State to greater heights”.
Acknowledging the giant developmental strides of the Makinde- led administration, Oba Oyewumi urged the Governor not to relent in his efforts aimed at repositioning LAUTECH, which he described as a one of the best higher institutions in Nigeria.
The Soun further appreciated the National Universities Commission (NUC) and other stakeholders for the historic feat and urged the LAUTECH community to uphold their remarkable and worthy academic excellence.