Is this a sign that the trouble with the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, is about to end?

The joint owners of the school, Oyo and Osun states on Tuesday inaugurated a new governing council.

It is to be headed by Prof. Oladapo Afolabi, who is the university’s incumbent Pro-Chancellor.

Other members are: Prof. Lai Olurode, Prof. (Mrs) Olamide Adedokun, Mr Abiodun AbdJelil Owonikoko (SAN), Mr Isiaka Olagoke, Mr Tise Adenipekun and Mr Bade Adesina.

Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun advised them to put in extraordinary performances in restoring the lost glory of LAUTECH.

He commended the former council members for doing an exemplary job in the face of financial constraints.

“LAUTECH must be the best state university in Nigeria that is what we have called you to come and do.

“We want you to perform another miracle like the first miracle of Jesus Christ by turning the comatose LAUTECH to the best of all state universities in the country,” he said.

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State in his own remarks admitted that there were challenges facing the institution.

He called on the workers of the university to sheath their swords and embrace peace by allowing the forensic audit of finances.

“LAUTECH is an institution owned by both states and we are irrevocably holding on to this, there are challenges and as leaders, we are going to face the challenges.

“These are eminently qualified individuals not only to resurrect LAUTECH but to reposition LAUTECH.

“The visitation panel recently set up to look into issues affecting the institution came up with some recommendations, one of which is to put in place this governing council which we have done.

“The second recommendation is on sustainability of LAUTECH, and that we are recommitting ourselves that whatever it takes, we will reopen LAUTECH.”