Following the resolution of the National Universities Commission (NUC) that Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso be handed over to Oyo State as agreed by Governors Gboyega Oyetola and Seyi Makinde, former Governor Alao Akala has congratulated Governor Makinde.
Former Governor Akala in a statement described the resolution of the NUC as a welcome development and that he had been vindicated by the NUC because he started the process of getting the institution solely for Oyo State.
The Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress APC reacting to the resolution said the final resolution of the ownership between the former two owner states, though long overdue, had finally put an end to the age-long crisis that has bedeviled the institution which has had a damaging effect on the educational pursuit of students of the institution Nigerian Tribune reports.
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 Governor Oyetola of Osun state and his Oyo State counterpart, Mr 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 NUC for its role in the final settlement and eventual take over of the institution, Alao-Akala advised the Oyo State Government to immediately set machinery in motion to ensure the school returns to its pride of place as the foremost technology school in Nigeria which was the initial vision of the founding fathers.