Governor Abiola Ajimobi, and his Osun State counterpart, Rauf Aregbesola have set up a 10-man technical committee to produce a white paper from the visitation panel’s reports on Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH),
The visitation panel was set up by the two owner states to investigate the crises rocking LAUTECH and recommend short and long term solutions to the challenges.
The panel headed by eminent lawyer, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) submitted its report after seven weeks.
The technical committee, chaired by the Chief of Staff to Oyo State governor, Dr. Gbade Ojo, is expected to submit a white paper on the visitation panel’s report within two weeks.
The owner states, however, set a four-point term of reference for the committee, which include taking a critical look at the recommendations of the visitation panel, and review whatever inadequacies that might be in the recommendations.
The committee is also expected to come up with pragmatic recommendations for the reopening of the LAUTECH and its sustainability without necessarily bringing financial burden to the owner’s states.
The governors have also concluded arrangement to engage international management consulting firm to look at the management structure of the institution and its finances with a view to offer long term sustainable recommendations to the two owner states.