Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has directed the Vice Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Prof.Michael Ologunde to step aside from his position.
A letter dated April 16, 2021, and signed by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye, said Makinde also asked the Vice Chancellor to hand over to the next principal officer.
Olaleye, however, did not state any reason for the governor’s decision.
“His Excellency, Engineer Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde, Governor of Oyo State and Visitor to Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, has directed that the Vice Chancellor of the Institution, Professor M.O. Ologunde, should step aside until further notice.
“Consequently, the Vice Chancellor has been directed to hand over forthwith to the next Principal Officer in rank in order to ensure uninterrupted flow of normal activities in the university,” the letter read.
Ologunde, a professor of Food Science and Engineering, was appointed in December 2018.