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PHOTOS: Makinde, Oyetola Meet, To Set Up 10-Man Committee Over Lautech

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The Oyo state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde and his counterpart in Osun state, Gboyega Oyetola met on Wednesday in Abuja to find lasting solution to the crisis rocking the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, (Lautech) Ogbomoso.

Naijaparry learnt that the two governors have agreed to set up a ten-man committee draw from both states to come up with options that will end the crisis.

A post on the official twitter account of the Oyetola read.

“Today, my colleague, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State & I met in Abuja on the way forward for Lautech .

“We agreed to set up a 10-man committee drawn from both states to further analyse the issues and come up with various options that would finally lay the matter to rest.”

Lautech is jointly own by the Osun and Oyo state governments. In 1987, Governor Adetunji Olurin, the then Military Governor of Oyo State (now split into two states: Oyo and Osun), received a request from the Governing Council of The Polytechnic, Ibadan to establish a State University. He set up a committee in 1988, that recommended the creation of the University. By March 13, 1990, Nigeria’s federal military government accepted the State’s request. The edict establishing Oyo State University of Technology was signed on April 23, 1990 by Colonel.

The name of the University was changed to Ladoke Akintola University of Technology after the separation of Osun State from Oyo State.

Naijaparry recalls that the Oyo state government has shown full interest to take the full ownership of the institution.

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