Kindly find attached a press statement by LAUTECH TRANSFORMATION GROUP. LAUTECH TRANSFORMATION GROUP is a group of alumni of LAUTECH, Students Leaders and activists. LTG has made press releases in the past and we are unhappy about recent happenings in the School. We want to affirm our support for the sacking of the last management, Joint ownership and we equally want to dissociate ourselves from the comments credited to the Alumni president in the dailies today.
LAUTECH TRANSFORMATION GROUP
6, PRESIDENTIAL BOULEVARD, OPPOSITE CBN ABEOKUTA
18th August, 2011
Our attention has been drawn to the crisis that erupted in LAUTECH on 17th August, 2011. We gathered that some politicians monetarily induced the leadership of NASU especially those of Ogbomoso extraction to cause chaos.
This development is a sad one, especially considering the fact that the Institution is just breathing the air of peace after so many months of crisis.
We want to condemn this needless and senseless act in strongest terms and also dissociate ourselves from the comments credited to the Alumni President in The Sun, Mirror and Vanguard Newspapers. The people of Oyo and Osun States have co-existed for a long period of time. They are brothers and sisters and should not be separated for parochial and political interests.
We want to thank the Nigeria Police who promptly drafted her men to the scene and implore her to be more alert and committed at securing lives and properties within LAUTECH and the Ogbomoso communities. We equally charge them to bring the perpetrators of this retrogressive act to book.
Once again, we want to call on the Governors of Oyo and Osun States to as a matter of urgency to do the following:
1. Set up a Visitation Panel that will unravel and find solutions to myriad of problems confronting the school.
2. Allow the joint ownership continues so that LAUTECH can be great again
3. Provide conducive environment for the Ag. VC Professor Gbadegesin to carry out the cleansing of rot which has bedevilled the University.
4. Return the medical School and her students to Osogbo and get other courses accredited.
In conclusion we want to affirm our earlier support for the continuous joint ownership of our great alma matter.
We want to state that the document signed on October 26, 2010 been referred to as agreement of ceding LAUTECH to Oyo state was simply a framework which was aimed at initiating a disengagement process but never saw the light of the day .We however wish to challenge the former Governor of Oyo ,Otunba Alao Akala and his Osun state counterpart Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola to publish to the whole the agreement they both claimed to have been signed and the evidence of paying off Osun State by Oyo State..
We are so resolute in ensuring that crisis rocking the University comes to any end in no time.
Odeleye Adesina Adebayo Adeyinka.