Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday met with critical stakeholders of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, in a bid to address major issues affecting the institution.

Those who attended the meeting, which took place at the Presidential Lodge of the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, late Thursday night include representatives of the alumni association, the LAUTECH governing council, and the Ogbomoso community as well as officials of the state’s Ministry of Education.

The meeting, which ended in the early hours of Friday addressed major issues including the involvement of the University’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in the ongoing nationwide strike action, the multi-campus status of the institution, and the proposed name change.

Addressing newsmen shortly after the meeting, the Global President of the LAUTECH Alumni Association,  Onilede Solomon, said the meeting was fruitful and that the strike action and other issues related to the renaming of the institution will be addressed permanently in a matter of weeks.

He said: “We are LAUTECH Alumni and major stakeholders in LAUTECH. We have actually come to see the governor on some issues, in which deliberations are still ongoing.

“I can say that in the next couple of weeks, the issue of strike within the LAUTECH will be over and other issues related to renaming of the institution will be addressed permanently.

“The issue of calling off the ASUU strike as it affects LAUTECH was part of the discussion but it would be concluded upon in a matter of days.

“The deliberation we had was very fruitful and, just like you know, the governor loves LAUTECH so much and has invested so much in the institution.

”However, the resolution will be discussed and announced in a few days’ time.”