Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has ordered the Vice Chancellor, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho, Professor Michael Ologunde, to step aside till further notice.
Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Olasunkanmi Olaleye, conveyed the governor’s directive in a press release issued on Friday evening.
The LAUTECH vice chancellor was subsequently asked to hand over to the next principal officer in rank to continue normal activities in the university.
The press release, which was dated 16th April, reads: “His Excellency, Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde, Governor of Oyo State and Visitor to Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho, has directed that the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor M. O. Ologunde, should step aside until further notice.
“Consequently, the vice chancellor has been directed to hand over forthwith to the next principal officer in rank in order to ensure uninterrupted flow of normal activities in the university.”