July 29, 2020
Oyo state will continue to experience progress and development, if premium is placed on competence and merit in making key appointment as against religious or ethnic considerations Governor Seyi Makinde stated this today at the government house during the inauguration of governing board for the state owned tertiary institutions. The Governor expressed confidence in the ability and composition of membership of the various boards having been enlisted from their various constituencies and stressed that those seeking to distract the administration with religious sentiment base on its appointment would not succeed.
Governor Makinde explained that his administration would not renege in its responsibility to the tertiary institutions particularly with payment of 100 percent subvention, but tasked the governing board on ensuring quality assurance, efficient system management as well as other institutional changes, adding that his administration was still committed to taking full ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH).
Responding on behalf of others, chairman of governing board, college of education, Lanlate, Dr Bisi Ojebola assured that the board would work in accordance with its mandate and engender needed educational transformation in the state. In a related development, Governor Seyi Makinde sworn in a new Permanent Secretary for the state local government pension board, Comrade Titilola Sodo with a charge to all actors to work together for the progress of the state, as Comrade Sodo equally promised to faithfully discharge the new responsibility bestowed on him.