Oba Oladunni Oyewumi, who is the Soun of Ogbomosho, where the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH recently handed over to Oyo State is situated has rejected the proposal of the state Governor, Seyi Makinde, to operate a multi-campus system.
Makinde had announced that LAUTECH will have multi campuses while addressing students and stakeholders that came to show appreciation to him over the takeover of the institution.
The National Universities Commission on November 20 approved the transfer of ownership of LAUTECH to Oyo State after it mutually agreed on the terms of settlement with the Osun State led by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.
Reacting to the development of making LAUTECH a multi-campus, Soun, who spoke through his Private Secretary, Mr. Toyin Ajamu, said such a move would be a disservice to the people of Ogbomosho and its economy.
He said: “Kabiyesi disagrees with the proposal of the governor to turn LAUTECH to a multi–campus institution.
"He was one of the stakeholders who fought for the establishment of the university then and that was not part of the proposal for the university.
“There are other institutions owned by Oyo State which are not multi-campus. So why should LAUTECH be the only one?”
"Kabiyesi is not happy about this. Those institutions in other towns are not shared with other towns. This is not the position of Kabiyesi alone, it is the position of the entire Ogbomoso people.”