Ajimobi Stops Funding Of Tertiary Institutions In Oyo

Ajimobi Stops Funding Of Tertiary Institutions In Oyo

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has stopped government subventions to all seven tertiary institutions in the state including the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso which is jointly owned by the state and  the State of Osun .

This move by  Governor Ajimobi came about as a result of the State of Osun House of Assembly’s claim that the plan by the Oyo State government to take over the jointly owned LAUTECH was impossible since Supreme Court had already ruled that the institution remained a joint property of both states. This decision of the Governor of Oyo State was contained in a statement that the Commissioner for Budget and Planning for Oyo State, Abimbola Adekanmbi sent to the Vice Chancellor, Rectors and Provosts of all the tertiary institutions in the state. The letter which emanated from the office of the Commissioner for Budget and Finance, Secretariat, Ibadan was sent to the institutions last week.

Meanwhile, the chairman, Osun Assembly Education Committee, Folorunso Bamisayemi has said, following a suit instituted against Oyo State government when the Alao-Akala administration first attempted a forceful takeover of the institution, the Supreme Court of Nigeria on March 22, 2012,  ruled that LAUTECH remained a jointly owned institution. He accused some elements within Oyo state government of allegedly encouraging criminality in the LAUTECH matter. Bamisayemi also decried the denial by Oyo state Attorney General of an existing court verdict against the takeover plot. He noted that Osun state government has never played a second fiddle to Oyo in the management of the institution despite the imbalance in the sharing of assets of the institution since its creation 26 years ago.

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   Bamisayemi also decried the denial by Oyo state Attorney General of an existing court verdict against the takeover plot. He noted that Osun state government has never played a second fiddle to Oyo in the management of the institution, despite the imbalance in the sharing of assets of the institution since its creation 26 years ago.

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