Oyetola Blames Oyo State Over LAUTECH, Insists on Joint Ownership


The Executive Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, has once again implored his Oyo State counterpart, the Executive Governor of the state, Seyi Makinde, not to incite workers of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso and the people of Oyo state against Osun.

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State. Photo: Daily Post Nigeria
Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State. Photo: Daily Post Nigeria

Osun state governor, while reacting to claims by Makinde, that Osun state government has defaulted in its obligation to LAUTECH maintained that Osun has been living up to expectation and performing its responsibilities as partner in the joint ownership of the institution.

Gov. Makinde of Oyo state had accused Osun state government of not paying the salaries of workers of the institution, saying he would not mind if the school is divided to allow each of the owner-states go on its own.

But Oyetola, however, in his reaction, stated that in the last 29 years of existence, Osun government has been living up to its expectations and performing its responsibility as equal partner in the LAUTECH ownership.

“Makinde needs to be properly informed that Osun government does not owe LAUTECH workers since it took over the payment in July this year. What is outstanding is the August subvention, which is being arranged alongside other statutory expenses,” Oyetola stated.

“It is a known fact that Oyo had always wanted to own LAUTECH alone but it is our common patrimony and nobody can appropriate it through blackmail. The supposed plan to split signed by former governors Oyinlola and Akala was a ruse. There is a legal process to be followed if Oyo State is indeed interested in taking over the institution,” he added.

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