The Oyo and Osun States governments have constituted a seven-man Governing Council headed by former Head of Service of the Federation, Prof Oladapo Afolabi, for the embattled Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH).
In a statement he issued on Monday, the Secretary to the Oyo State Government (SSG), Mr Olalekan Alli, named other members of the Council as Prof Lai Olurode, Prof Olaide Adedokun, Mr Abiodun AbdulJelil Owonikoko (SAN), Mr Isiaka Olagoke, Mr Tise Adenipekun and Bade Adesina.
Alli said that Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and his Osun State counterpart, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, acted on the powers conferred on them by the laws establishing the institution as Visitors.
He said that the governors met and approved the immediate constitution of the Governing Council of LAUTECH with Afolabi as the Chairman and Pro-Chancellor.
The SSG said that the tenure of the Governing Council, as mandated by the University Law, shall be four years from the date of its inauguration unless determined by the Visitors.
Alli stressed that the Visitors had also directed the immediate inauguration of the Governing Council, whose mandate shall also be guided by the provisions of the relevant laws establishing the university.
He added that the Visitors are confident that with this development, the ongoing crisis in the institution will be resolved and enjoined all the stakeholders to cooperate with the new Council in its determination to realise its mandate.