Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday, disclosed that the Iseyin campus of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) will commence operation in the new academic session starting in September/October this year.
The governor stated this while speaking at the palace of the Aseyin of Iseyinland, Oba Abdulganiy Salau.
Makinde, who was in Iseyin for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign rally ahead of the May 22, 2021, local government election in the state, said the state government will take up the issue of killings with the Nigeria Customs Service.
He donated N1 million each to the families of five persons killed recently in Iseyin town by operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service.
While commiserating with the families of the deceased, Makinde admonished the people of Iseyin to allow peace to reign and not take laws into their hands.
While speaking at the presentation of PDP flags to candidates of the party for the local government election in Iseyin, Itesiwaju, Iwajowa and Kajola Local Government Areas, Makinde urged the people to vote for them, noting that they will perform excellently at the grassroots the same way his government has been delivering the goods at the state level.
He said: “I would not say much right now because I believe the campaign has already been held. But one major thing I need to do now is to present the flags to our candidates.
“Let me also point out that when we came to Iseyin in Oke-Ogun to campaign for the 2019 election, there was no Amotekun in the area of security and we have created the outfit today.
“When we flagged off Moniya-Iseyin road in 2019, they said it was audio project; that the people will only hear about it but won’t see it. Two days ago, they also said we don’t have any project to commission for our 2nd anniversary in office, but even if we have not commissioned the road, has the road not been completed? Have people not started plying the road?
“Also, during my campaign, I said I will establish a higher institution in Iseyin and make Oyo State become the sole owner of LAUTECH and all these things have been done. So, I want to assure you that in the session that will commence in September/October 2021, LAUTECH will become operational in Iseyin.
“We want those who will head the local government councils also to replicate what we are doing at the state level. That is why we have come to campaign for the standard-bearers of the party. Go out en masse to vote for them.
“As for the members who are still angry about the local government election primaries, they should not be angry. They should calm down as there are very many vacant positions still to be filled. After the election, they will make some other appointments including the Chief of Staff, among others. What is not enough now will soon be abundant.”