It appears there will be an end in sight to the industrial crisis at the Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH), as the Oyo and Osun governments announced the immediate constitution of a 7-man Governing Council for the University, saying that the council will be headed by a retired Head of Service of the Federation, Professor Oladapo Afolabi.
Secretary to the Oyo State Government, Olalekan Alli said this in a statement issued and signed on Monday and obtained by THE PRECISION.
Others who will be assisting Professor Afolabi as members of the council are; Professor Lai Olurode, Prof. (Mrs) Olaide Adedokun, Mr Abiodun AbdulJelil Owonikoko, Mr Isiaka Olagoke, Mr Tise Adenipekun and Mr Bade Adesina.
“Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and his Counterpart from Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola acting on the powers conferred on them by the laws establishing the institution as Visitors, met and approved the immediate constitution of the Governing Council of LAUTECH with Professor Oladapo Afolabi as the Chairman and Pro-Chancellor,” Alli said.
The SSG noted that the tenure of the Governing Council, as mandated by the University Law, shall be for four years from the date of its inauguration, unless determined by the Visitors.
Mr Alli stressed that The Visitors (Governors Ajimobi and Aregbesola) have also directed immediate inauguration of the Governing Council, whose mandate shall also be guided by the provisions of the relevant laws establishing the University.
“The Visitors are confident that with this development, the ongoing crisis in the institution will be resolved soonest and consequently enjoined all stakeholders to cooperate with the newly constituted Council in its determination to realize its mandate,” Alli added.