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Makinde To Construct ‘Befitting’ Flyover In Ogbomoso, Pay 5-month Salary Arrears Of 170 Re-engaged LAUTECH Hospital
Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo State, has revealed plan to construct a befitting flyover in Ogbomoso.
The governor, who made the announcement at the commissioning of the high dependency unit of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Teaching Hospital, reassured the re-engaged 170 staff of the Teaching Hospital who were relieved of their employment by the previous administration that the current government will pay their five months salary arrears.
Makinde, who had initially, announced 25 per cent reduction in the tuition fees payable by students of the the institution, explained that he was happy to fulfill the promise of securing the sole ownership of LAUTECH for Oyo State.
The governor said: “I am glad to be back among you. After the 2019 election, I should have returned to say thank you to you but I didn’t want to come until I fulfill what I promised you, which is the sole ownership of LAUTECH by Oyo State.
“I am still coming back to spend the night here and we will really celebrate then but I can leave you with a parting gift for today. Let me tell you, the LAUTECH fee is still the lowest in the entire South-West. Having said that, I will reduce your fee across board; whether indigenes or non-indigenes, even new students. There will be a reduction of 25 per cent across board.”
The governor explained that part of his electioneering campaign was to fix Under-G/ Stadium road with street light so as to prevent students from being molested, robbed and killed by miscreants.
He added that the road has been completed and is now being used by residents and students.
The governor stated that from now on, a four-year programme in LAUTECH will not be turned to eight years again.
He said: “Again, if you remember, during my electioneering campaign in 2019, I promised you that we will fix UUnder-Stadium road so that none of our students will get killed on the main road. Now, the road is fixed and you have the street light installed. The securing of the sole ownership of the University means never again will a four-year programme turn into an 8-year programme in LAUTECH.”