OYOGist.com has learned that the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III on Tuesday urged Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state and Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State to cede the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso to one state and end the joint ownership agreement of the university.
Alaafin who gave this advice while receiving members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Oyo state Council led by its Chairman, Alhaji Ademola Babalola in his palace, maintained that there is no way two states can manage a university successfully in Nigeria.
The university, which is currently owned by both Oyo and Osun states was established in the early 90s and has been in ownership crises in the last few years.
But, Alaafin while speaking on the array of issues including the LAUTECH crisis, ongoing ASUU warning strike among others, insists that the best way to solve the crisis at LAUTECH Is to end the joint ownership agreement of the university by the two states.
The monarch said, “Have you heard of a situation where two men married one single woman as a wife at the same time? There is no way two states will run one university in Nigeria.
“There are some time where they will come from different political parties. No, two states cannot manage one university successfully. Even when they are from the same political party, they will have different policies.
“The education policies introduced by Aregbesola have been cancelled by Oyetola. So, there is no way two states can manage the university successfully”.