We, on behalf of the National Executive Committee, National Executive Council and the entire members of the LAUTECH Alumni Association convey our utmost displeasure and condemn outrightly the discolouration and unpatriotic attitude of a sociocultural organization under the aegis of “Ogbomoso Parapo” who for their selfish purpose staged a protest to call for the divisibility of the 26years old institution as jointly owned by both Oyo and Osun states, and equally clamoured for the sack and or transfer of Osun State indigenes working in LAUTECH Ogbomoso back to their State of origin. To say the least, as the major stakeholder of the LAUTECH project, we are disappointed.
It will be recalled that a resolved crisis of this nature was rebuffed few years ago, as such we shall remain committed to the statutes and edict establishing LAUTECH, formerly OSUTECH which makes it a co-responsibility of the two owner states. We remain eternally grateful to our host community under the authority of His Royal Majesty Oba (Dr.) Jimoh Oyewumi, Ajagungbade III, the SOUN OF OGBOMOSOLAND, who we have been cohabiting together in a peaceful atmosphere over the past two decades.
This marriage of convenience between Oyo and Osun has remained productive over the years as the past and present enviable status of the institution can’t be ascribed to any of the two but a collaboration of an inseparable unity of purpose. We hereby advise the organisation to desist from any act capable of fanning the ember of disunity, discrimination and segregation amongst members of staff, students and management of our beautifully endowed Alma Mater. We call on them to rather partner with the Alumni association to steer the LAUTECH wheel of progress to more enviable status nationally and internationally.
In the same vein, we appeal for the understanding and cooperation of all the striking unions in the University to call off the ongoing strike as a mutual and peaceful pact in resolving this impasse that has engulfed the school in the last four months have been sought by the two state governors in showing financial commitment on a monthly basis henceforth.
Babajide Bewaji (National President),
Mr Oloso K. K. (National General Secretary)