The Oyo and Osun state governments have announced the constitution of a 7-man Governing Council for Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), saying that the council would be headed by a retired Head of Service of the Federation, Prof. Oladapo Afolabi.
Secretary to the Oyo State Government, Mr. Olalekan Allli, said this in a statement issued and signed, on Monday, listing Professor Lai Olurode, Prof. (Mrs.) Olaide Adedokun, Mr. Abiodun AbdulJelil Owonikoko (SAN), Mr. Isiaka Olagoke, Mr. Tise Adenipekun and Bade Adesina as members of the Governing council.
Alli explained that Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and his Counterpart form Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola acted on the powers conferred on them by the laws establishing the institution as Visitors, met and approved the immediate constitution of the Governing Council of LAUTECH with Professor Oladapo Afolabi as the Chairman and Pro-Chancellor.
The SSG noted that the tenure of the Governing Council, as mandated by the University Law, shall be for four years from the date of its inauguration, unless determined by the Visitors.
Alli stressed that the Visitors have also directed the immediate inauguration of the Governing Council, whose mandate shall also be guided by the provisions of the relevant laws establishing the University.
He added that the Visitors are confident that with this development, the ongoing crisis in the institution will be resolved soonest and consequently enjoined all stakeholders to cooperate with the newly constituted Council in its determination to realise its mandate.