Former governor of Oyo State and All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala has congratulated Governor Seyi Makinde over the ceding of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) ownership to Oyo State.
Alao-Akala, who described the resolution of the ownership crisis by the National Universities Commission (NUC) as a welcome development, said he had been vindicated by the as he started the process of getting the university solely for Oyo State.
The former governor in a statement said the final resolution of the ownership tussle between the two former owner states, though long over due, had finally put an end to the age long crisis that has bedeviled the institution, which he said has had a damaging effect on the educational pursuit of students of the institution.
Alao-Akala, under whose administration as governor of Oyo State the move to take over the ownership of the institution was initiated commended Makinde and his Osun State counterpart, Gboyega Oyetola 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 return to its place of pride as the foremost technological institution in Nigeria which was the initial vision of its founding fathers.