- Press Release Monday Jan 16, 2017
.....Demands Reopening of LAUTECH……..
A Civil Society Organization (CSO) based in Osun State has vehemently hauled invectives on the unethical manner in which the Governor of Oyo State, Mr. Abiola Ajimobi handled the recent peaceful protest by the Students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso jointly owned by Oyo and Osun states over closure of the citadel of learning for period of eight months, saying it is a signal the governor does not give importance to education.
The group, the Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun State (CSCEOS), in this regard called for immediate re-opening of the institution without further delay, condemning the attitude of the Osun State governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola and his Oyo State counterpart, Mr. Abiola Ajimobi, on the plight of the affected Students who have been at home for the past eight(8) months as a result of illegal closure of the institution.
In a statement duly signed by the group's Chairman, Comrade Adeniyi,Alimi Sulaiman, with a copy made available to TheTick Times on Monday on the reactions that trailed the attitude of Governor Ajimobi while addressing the protesting Students, maintained that the governor displayed the executive recklessness, tyranny and arrogance, adding that the attitude of Ajimobi was unbecoming of a responsive and responsible leader.
The statement further stressed that the illegal closure of the Institution owned by two States in the last eight months, shows the leadership failure in two States presently, advising the two State governments to stop the abracadabra of assuming "Constituted Authority" by doing the needful of re-opening of the institution in the interest and future of the affected Students.
It described the action of Mr. Ajimobi toward LAUTECH students as unconstitutional, undemocratic, ungodly, satanic, anathema, abomination, and crime against God and humanity, saying that the power in a democratic era belongs to the people and Governor Ajimobi should stop display of love for power while failing in his responsibility as a leader.
It then saluted the courage of the Students of LAUTECH, Ogbomoso for setting out to fight for their right and future, advised the affected Students to be law abiding in the cause of their agitation to pressurize for their home demand, noting that the Students were guided by the Constitutional provisions in a constitutional democracy like ours.
It therefore urged the two owners’ governors to be guided by the spirit of fairness and justice and stop behaving as if they were above the law of the land, advising them to look for way of re-opening of the institution in no distance time.