The Executive Governor of Osun state, Gboyega Oyetola has stated that the state is committed to the joint ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo state.
Oyetola said his administration would not relent in its efforts to promote and support things that would strengthen the bond of the joint ownership of the institution by Osun state and Oyo state.
Speaking during a courtesy visit by the management of the institution which was led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Michael Ologunde, the governor promised more support to the university to maintain its standard, saying that his government remained resolute to meet up with its responsibility as stipulated by the law on the joint ownership of the university to make the institution a great citadel of knowledge.
He described the institution as a “fortune” to the citizens of Oyo state and Osun state but decried what he described as the “lopsided pace of infrastructure development” of the university with a large concentration of facilities at the headquarters in Ogbomoso.
“We have always been committed to LAUTECH. We have always regarded the institution as a joint asset of Oyo and Osun states and we are committed to the ownership structure.
“As we are committed to ensure equitable distribution of resources, so also that our administration will continue to support the university to maintain its standard and make it the best citadel of knowledge not only in Nigeria but in Africa,” the governor stated.
The VC in his remarks, commended the administration of Oyetola for prioritizing education, just as he lauded the state government for being supportive of the developments of the university.