Former Oyo State governor and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala has applauded the state governor, Mr Seyi Makinde on the judgement of National University Commission (NUC) giving away the governance of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) to Oyo State.
Alao-Akala, who portrayed the NUC verdict as a welcome development, said he had been vindicated by the NUC as he started the process of getting the university solely for Oyo State.
The former governor stated that the final judgement of the governance tussle between the former two owner states, though long over due, had eventually ended the age long conflict that has plagued the institution which consequently resulted in a damaging effect on the educational pursuit of students of the institution.
Alao-Akala under whose administration as Governor of Oyo State the move to take over the control of the institution was commenced congratulated the duo of Governor Oyetola of Osun state and his Oyo state counterpart, Mr Seyi Makinde for allowing reason to prevail and for putting the interest of the students whose education has been in jeopardy for so long into consideration without allowing political interest or party affiliation destroy the unity and progress of Yoruba land.
While also applauding the NUC for its part in the final settlement and eventual take over of the institution, Alao-Akala urged the Oyo state Government to instantly set machineries in motion to make sure the school returns to its pride of place as the foremost technology school in Nigeria which was the initial vision of the founding fathers.