Oyo State governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has handed down a step aside order to the Vice Chancellor of the Ladoke Akintola University, LAUTECH, Ogbomosho, Prof. M. O. Ologunde.
The ‘step aside’ order was communicated to Prof Ologunde in a letter signed by the state Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye, on Friday.
The letter reads, “His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo State and the visitor to the Ladoke Akintola University, has directed that the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. M. O. Ologunde, should step aside until further notice.
“Consequently, the VC has also been directed to hand over forthwith to the next principal officer in rank in order to ensure uninterrupted flow of normal activities of the institution.”
The reason for Ologunde’s sack was not stated in the letter, but CompassNG learnt that it may not be unconnected with dissolution of the joint ownership of the institution by Oyo and Osun states.