LAUTECH: Students warn Akala, Oyinlola over feud

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  By Ola Ajayi

IBADAN—AS the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade has doused tension created by the radical postures of governors of the two owner states of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, students of the institution have warned the governors to desist from further pronouncements capable of bringing anarchy on the campus.

Governors Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Adebayo Alao-Akala had locked horns over the insistence of the latter to be the sole owner of the university.

Warning them not to destroy the legacy of their predecessors, the innocent students said it was lamentable that the two states which had been regarded as Siamese twins could engage each other in a war of words over their common heritage.

Due to the sufferings of the students arising from the feud, they suggested that the institution should be an autonomous public institution and be repositioned with a view to reducing the influence of government.

The students parliament said in a statement by Messrs Afolabi Adam, Okuloye Temitope, Amoo Olatunji and Abass Olayinka that Governors Olagunoye Oyinlola and Adebayo Alao-Akala should sheathe their swords and not jeopardize the future of over 25,000 students in the school.

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