Oyo State Governor, Egn Seyi Makinde, has asked the Vice Chancellor of the Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso, Prof. Michael Ologunde, to step aside.
Although details of the reasons for the action have yet to be released, it seems to be a first major step that Makinde, who is the Visitor to the institution, would make after the government gained its full ownership as Osun State used to be a co-owner.
The governor’s decision is contained in a letter through the Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye, on Friday.
The letter read, “His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde, the Governor of Oyo State and the visitor to the Ladoke Akintola University, has directed that the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. M. O. Ologunde should step aside until further notice.
“Consequently, the VC has also been directed to hand over forthwith to the next principal officer in rank in order to ensure uninterrupted flow of normal activities of the institution.”