*NANS, LAUTECH students pay him thank you visit
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Governor Seyi Makinde on Monday disclosed that Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, may soon become multi-campus.
The governor stated this in Ibadan while addressing students of the institution, led by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and the Federation of Oyo State Students (FOSSU), to the Oyo State Governor’s office on a thank you visit.
Governor Makinde stressed that LAUTECH can now fulfill its purpose as a university, following the termination of the joint ownership with Osun State and that he will continue to work for the progress of the university.
Expressing his happiness on the visit by the students, the governor said it was, indeed, a pleasure to have the students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology to “come here this afternoon to show appreciation for what the government has done”.
“The bottom line was when you were singing “Seyi sa ma sin wa lo’’ (Seyi, continue to lead us).Yes, indeed I came to you to beg for your support for me to be able to serve you and you gave me the opportunity and serving is what we are doing. It is what we will continue to do till the end of this administration.” he said
Governor Makinde added, “I’m glad. My only advice is that LAUTECH is a university and university came from the word universal, so please, we have an opportunity now to feel the impact of LAUTECH on the economy of Ogbomoso, the economy of Oyo State and the economy of this country, Nigeria”.
Stressing that “LAUTECH has the opportunity now to be the citadel of learning and research and finally, LAUTECH has the opportunity to be multi-campus. It will happen”, the governor said it was time the students allowed the state to feel the impact of the institution on the economy of Ogbomoso and Oyo State.
Chairman of the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) JCC, Oyo State Chapter, Mr. Opakunle Oluwafunmbi while speaking disclosed that the purpose of their visit was to appreciate Governor Makinde over the takeover of LAUTECH by Oyo State.
“It is a great pleasure and a great opportunity that we are here today to actually appreciate Your Excellency for the kind gesture to us in LAUTECH and its community. It has been hearsays that we had been hearing up and down. But it’s great news to us and to the entire mass of LAUTECH that we are able to have authentic news on LAUTECH.So, this morning, with my colleagues, fellow LADOKITES, we tender our unreserved gratitude to you that we appreciate what you have done in LAUTECH and what you will still do in years to come.”
LAUTECH Student Union President Mr. Olabiyi Anthony on his part , thanked Governor Makinde for making Oyo State’s sole ownership of LAUTECH a reality, promising .their unalloyed support and cooperation with his government.