By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Mogaji Abose Compound in the Olubadan traditional lineage and Executive Director Finance and Chief Financial Officer of OES Energy Services, Chief Adegboyega Adegoke has advised Govetnors Seyi Makinde of Oyo state and Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola to fashion out peaceful resolution of the ownership and funding crisis on the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH).
Chief Adegoke who gave the advice in Ibadan during a chat with journalists disclosed that the peaceful resolution at this particular time will no doubt go a long way in finding lasting solution to the age longed ownership crisis that has been rocking the institution since the creation of Osun state from the old Oyo state.
“There is need for both the governors of Oyo and Osun states to sit down as brothers and look into the problems rather than allow intruders to come in between them. If both governors, the governing council and management team meet, they will be able to dissect the problem properly and jointly proffer solutions on the way forward.”, he said.
Mogaji Adegoke added, ” I want the two governors to realise that the indigenes of the two states are brothers and sisters, and in Yorubaland it is always a wise decision when amicable resolution takes place between the aforementioned relations without involving third parties. Both governors should demonstrate maturity for which they have been known for in resolving this present logjam without much ado in the interest of the students who are our children and future leaders.”
The Executive Director Finance and Chief Financial Officer of OES Energy Services however called on the LAUTECH management “to look at the possibility of convening a tripartite meeting which will comprise of permanent secretaries of Education, Finance and Justice ministries with their respective commissioners in attendance to look at all the nitty-gritty of what has been causing disagreement between the two states.”