Some eminent indigenes of Oyo State have expressed concern over the crisis rocking the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso.
The Chairman of the Oyo State Muslim Committee, Alhaji Isiaq Kunle Sanni and former Chief of Staff to former Oyo State Governor, Dr Saka Balogun, who spoke in Ogbomoso, venue of the 5th Ramadhan lecture organised by Sen. Abdulfatai Buhari, called on the federal and state governments to expedite actions on the ongoing Oyo-Ibadan expressway and find a lasting solution to crisis rocking LAUTECH.
According to Sanni, all the federal lawmakers in the state should ensure the road is completed before the expiration of their tenure in 2019. Balogun, who served in the government of former governor Adebayo Alao-Akala expressed dissatisfaction with the fate that has befallen LAUTECH, adding that “the institution is a Legacy we cannot allow to waste away.”
Welcoming guests to the event, Buhari who represents Oyo North senatorial district, said the issue of development should be the concern of everybody. He called for the commitment and dedication of all and sundry in moving the country forward
While speaking on the lecture entitled “ Impacting Virtue on the Youth; The way forward by the Ulamas” Buhari, who was a commissioner in the state, said the youth deviated from the righteous path that would have made the society better because of negligence on the path of their parents who, he said, failed to give them good moral and spiritual guidance while growing up.
The guest lecturer, Dr Sobour Ghali Alaya explained that “for a better society to emerge, both the youths and the old should be determined to walk according to the dictate of Almighty Allah and do what is just.”
At the event were representative of Governor Abiola Ajimobi, Monsurat Sumonu, former Minister of National Planning Professor Sulaiman Abubakar, Deputy Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Abdulwasil Musa, immediate past chairman of Odua group , Barrister Sarafadeen Alli, a former leader of the House of Representatives, Hon Mulikat Akande Adeola, serving commissioners, Local government chairmen from various council in the state, top government officials, notable politicians, traditional rulers as well as Islamic scholars and preachers.