Ibadan—Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, and his Osun State counterpart, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, have inaugurated a 10-member technical committee to review the report of the Chief Wole Olanipekun-led visitation panel to the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso.
The Special Adviser to Oyo State Governor, Mr. Yomi Layinka, who announced the constitution of the technical committee in Ibadan, yesterday, said that the committee was given two weeks for the assignment.
The visitation panel, which was set up by the two LAUTECH owner-states on October 19, 2016, to examine factors responsible for the perennial crisis at the institution and proffer solutions, had submitted its report to the governors, in Ibadan, on Friday.
The panel, had among other recommendations, implored the two states to inject fresh fund to the university to accelerate resumption of academic activities pending the implementation of its far-reaching recommendations.
Layinka said that the technical committee would be headed by the Chief of Staff to Oyo State governor, Dr. Gbade Ojo; adding that the Director, Higher Education in the states Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Kunle Adeosun, would serve as the secretary.
He said, “Arising from a meeting of the governors of Oyo and Osun States in Ibadan, on Friday, the visitors agreed to set up a Technical Committee to produce a draft White-Paper on the Visitation Panel’s report submitted to the two owner states on February 10, 2016.’’