The Osun State House of Assembly and its counterpart in Oyo State will meet in order to work together to resolve the ownership crisis rocking the jointly-owned Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso and the teaching hospital in Osogbo.
Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly, Mr. Timothy Owoeye, disclosed this at plenary during of the sitting of the House in Osogbo on Tuesday.
According to him, stakeholders and all parties involved should exercise caution until the matter is amicably resolved.
He said: “The house will initiate a meeting with the Oyo State House of Assembly to find a lasting solution to the crisis. Therefore, we urge caution on both sides.
“We also urge all parties to stop the media war on both the social and conventional media.
“The two visitors of the institution; the governors of Osun and Oyo states, will meet and visit the institutions to make sure the ownership matter is quickly resolved.”
The speaker advised workers at both the university and the teaching hospital and citizens of both states to remain calm as the legislatures and the governors will work out a lasting solution to the crisis.
“We have constitutional powers to legislate on the ownership issue, and to review the laws and bills that established the institutions.
“The House and the visitors have the power to resolve the issue. Therefore, people should remain calm till we find a lasting solution,” he added.
The recent ownership crisis bedeviling both institutions emanated from accusations and counter-accusations between the Oyo and Osun governments over their financial obligations to the university and teaching hospital.