Former Governor of Oyo state Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala has described as a welcome development, the just announced final take-over of the Ladoke Akintola University of technology, Ogbomoso by the Oyo state government.
Otunba Alao-Akala in a statement said the final resolution of the ownership tussle between the former two owner states though long over due has finally put an end to the age long crisis that has bedvilled the institution which has had a damaging effect on the educational pursuit of students of the institution.
Gov. Alao-Akala under whose administration as Governor of Oyo State the move to take over the ownership of the institution was initiated commended the duo of Gov. Oyetola of Osun state and his Oyo state counterpart, Engr. Seyi Makinde for allowing reason to prevail and for putting the interest of the students whose education has been in jeopardy for so long into consideration without allowing political interest or party affiliation destroy the unity and progress of Yoruba land.
While also commending the Nigerian Universities Commission for it’s role in the final settlement and eventual take over of the institution, Otunba Alao-Akala advised the Oyo state Government to immediately set machineries in motion to ensure the school returns to it’s pride of place as the foremost technology school in Nigeria which was the initial vision of the founding fathers.