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Group Calls For Caution Over LAUTECH Ownership Claims

Yetunde Oladejo, Osogbo

A socio-cultural group, Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG) has called for caution over the degenerating crisis at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) jointly owned by Osun and Oyo States.

The group’s publicity secretary, Kunle Famoriyo, in a statement made available to The Union in Osogbo on Thursday stated that ARG has been worried over the reported violent attack on some officials of the university by some unknown persons.

According to the statement, “We believe that such barbaric and insensate act has no root in our society and should not be allowed.

“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, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi and Ogbeni 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 also call on the traditional leadership of Ogbomoso kingdom, Oba Oba Jimoh Oladunni Oyewumi, Soun Ajagungbade, to assist in nipping this crisis in the bud.”

ARG then called for calm and understanding among all the stakeholders of the university.

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