The Oasis Reporters
September 11, 2019
Long before one of the earliest sympathizers of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Engr. Seyi Makinde emerged as governor of Oyo State, he had advocated with both kind words and cash to keep the University running.
The University, ordinarily known as LAUTECH, had suffered abject neglect from its joint owners, Oyo and Osun State governments which were both run by the All Progressives Congress, APC. That was before Engineer Seyi Makinde swept into office in the March 2019 election and was inaugurated on May 29, 2019.
Then LAUTECH became upbeat and hope rose that a resolution would come to the beleaguered Technology University.
Makinde’s predecessor in office, Abiola Ajimobi had facilitated the establishment of The Technical University whose fees many Ibadan residents describe as being on the high side.
With hope rising for LAUTECH and The Technical University not wanting to be pushed to the sideline, decided to visit Governor Seyi Makinde in Government House.
Led by its Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council of The Technical University, Prof Ibidapo Obe and Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof Ayobami Salami and the University Governing Council visited Governor’s Office, Ibadan today and it was all smiles during the visit.