The Osun State House of Assembly has applauded the appointment of the former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, by the two owner governments of Oyo and Osun describing the appointment as a unifying factor.
In a statement signed by the Media Secretary to the Speaker, Mr. Goke Butika, in Osogbo yesterday, the House said it was confident that the new Chancellor would bring his administrative acumen to bear in giving the citadel a shot to a new glory, a clear departure from the crisis ridden regime appropriated during the ownership crisis orchestrated by the previous regime in Oyo State.
The legislature stressed, “Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is a leader a university like LAUTECH needs at this time around, given the fact that it took the maturity and cordiality of the two governors of Oyo and Osun states, Senator Abiola Ajimobi and Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola respectively to roll the institution back from the brink of collapse orchestrated by a ‘yesterday’s power that be’ in Oyo State.”
S-West PDP kicks
Meantime, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the South-West has described the appointment of former Governor of Lagos State and Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the Chancellor of the Ladoke Akintola University, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso as an insult on the academic community in Nigeria.
The party, which called on all stakeholders in the Nigeria’s tertiary institutions, especially the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to stand against the appointment said; “appointing of a man who forged his academic certificates as Chancellor of a university will further debase the academic integrity of the country’s universities.”
PDP Zonal Publicity Secretary, Mr Kayode Babade said in a statement issued in Ibadan yesterday that; “it will be suicidal to holders of academic certificates from Nigeria tertiary institutions if we continue to debase our academic integrity with appointments of people with questionable integrity as heads of our universities.”
The PDP said it was not surprised that the ACN governments in Oyo and Osun States could take their worship of Tinubu as their gods to the ridiculous level of appointing him as head of a university in spite of his known record as a certificates forger, because the ACN the itself is peopled by men of questionable characters.