By Gbenga Olarinoye
Osogbo—The Alumni Association of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, has faulted the Osun State House of Assembly for opposing the appointment of an external auditor by the Governing Council of the institution.
The association said the Assembly was wrong in its submission that the appointment of an external auditor for the institution by the Council was capable of jeopardizing the existing relationship between the two owner states.
The university is jointly owned by Osun and Oyo state governments.
The Speaker of the Osun Assembly, Hon Najeem Salaam had during the 2018 Budget defence of the institution told the Vice Chancellor, Prof Adeniyi Gbadegesin that the appointment of an external auditor by the Council was capable of straining the existing relationship between the two owner-states.
But the Alumni association, in a statement by its president, Comrade Solomon Onilede, maintained that it is the prerogative of the governing council to approve the appointment of an officer as it did in the case of an external auditor, stressing that the position of the Osun assembly was considered as undue interference in the operations and management of the university.