OYO INSIGHT has obtained document showing that Osun State actually signed an agreement to cede the troubled Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso to Oyo State.
The university, which is jointly owned by the two states, has been in the eyes of the storm over the inability of the owner-states to fund the institution which has resulted into non-payment of workers’ salary.
Former governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, who hails from Ogbomoso where the institution’s main campus is situated, has said in his recent media appearances that he had secured the sole ownership of the university from the Olagunsoye Oyinlola government before he left in 2010 blaming his own successor in Oyo State, Governor Abiola Ajimobi, for not following up on his achievement in that regard.
But Oyinlola fired back at Alao-Akala who is the governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party, ADP, in the 2019 governorship election, saying that his administration didn’t cede the ownership of the institution to Oyo.
The document titled Legal Framework For The Sharing Of The Assets And Liabilities Of LAUTECH Between The Owner States Of Osun And Oyo was signed on behalf of the two former governors by their then attorney generals and commissioners for justice, Niyi Owolade and Aare Abdulalam
Ladi Abdullah on October 23rd, 2010.