Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has been lauded for the valiant effort of his administration that led to the ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, being vested in Oyo State.
The Oke-Ogun Development Consultative Forum, ODCF, in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan, on Tuesday, described the governor as a goal-getter, who deserves commendation for the efforts his administration is making to transform the state.
The umbrella body for the people of Oke Ogun, in the statement signed by its President, Dr. Olusegun Ajuwon, the General Secretary, Mr. Zaccheus Adepoju and the Publicity Secretary, Comrade Jare Ajayi, respectively, expressed delight at the success that crowned the efforts the governor has been making since his assumption of office to take over the university.
While praying that the institution will regain its old glory of being the best state-run university in the country, and even go further to becoming one of the best, if not the best, in the country, it further commended the state governor for his declaration that the university will be a multi-campus institution.
It said, “We have the conviction that His Excellency will ensure that some of the campuses will be in Oke Ogun in view of the availability of the wherewithal to sustain such an institution in Oke-Ogun.”
Stateing further that Oke Ogun deserves two or three of the campuses in view of the large size of the area, as well as the absence of desired multiple higher institutions in the region, the ODCF, which commended the Makinde administration for various developmental projects it is carrying out, further enjoined the governor to continue to run an all-inclusive administration “so that every part of the state and every one in government would have a sense of belonging.”
The body also lauded the governor for nominating the Sepeteri-born, Alhaji Siju Lawal as Commissioner for Works and Transport for the state.