Executive Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has ordered the vice-chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Michael Ologunde to step aside from his position till further notice.
This comes months after LAUTECH was officially ceded to Oyo, following an agreement reached between Oyo and Osun states.
In a letter by Oyo commissioner for education, science and technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye, Makinde asked the vice-chancellor to hand over to the next principal officer.
Ologunde is a professor of food science and engineering and was appointed in December 2018.
The letter reads in part:
“His Excellency, Engineer Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde, Governor of Oyo State and Visitor to Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, 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.”