The Executive Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has sought the approval of the state’s House of Assembly to reverse the status of the yet-to-take-off Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta.
The Governor made the request in a letter which was forwarded to the assembly, dated July 18, calling for the amendment of the bill by the assembly.
Gov. Abiodun’s letter was read on Thursday by the Deputy Clerk of the Assembly, Deji Adeyemo, at a plenary presided over by the Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo.
The assembly had on the 31st of January, 2017 passed a bill to upgrade MAPOLY to MAUSTECH with the title, “A bill for a law to provide for the establishment of MAUSTECH and for matters of administration and discipline of students connected therewith.”
But upon Abiodun’s assumption, the Governor had set up a panel to look into how to reverse the policy on the state-owned institution.
“I forward herewith a bill for a law to amend the MAUSTECH Law, 2017 for the kind consideration and passage of the House of Assembly,” the governor stated in his letter.
Meanwhile, some stakeholders in the Ogun West axis of the state have asked that the state government to swap the proposed MAUSTECH with the proposed Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia.
They said MAPOLY should remain in Abeokuta, the state capital as Ogun Poly, while MAUSTECH should be relocated to the Ipokia Local Government Area of the state.