ARG calls for caution over LAUTECH crisis​

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomosho

Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG) hereby calls for caution over the degenerating crisis at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) jointly owned by Osun and Oyo States.

Kunle Famoriyo, the group’s publicity secretary said in a statement that ARG is particularly worried by the reported violent attack on some officials of the University by some unknown persons.

“We believe that such barbaric and insensate act has no root in our society and should not be allowed. We therefore call for calm and understanding among all the stakeholders of the university,” the statement said.

“The significant financial challenges facing LAUTECH does not and must not translate to enmity between the indigenes of Oyo and Osun ​States as this is against the spirit of peace and unity that many of our leaders are labouring to promote.”

“ARG calls on the governors of the two states, Abiola Ajimobi and Rauf Aregbesola, to quickly come to a round-table on this matter and resolve all agitations in the overall interest of the larger community that the university serves.

They both must quickly bring to bear their leadership acumen to contain this festering sore that may become gangrenous if not awarded the adequate and deserving attention required.

“ARG calls on the traditional leadership of Ogbomoso kingdom, the revered stool of His Royal Majesty, Oba Jimoh Oladunni Oyewumi, Soun Ajagungbade III, to also assist in nipping this crisis in the bud.”

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