Residents of Iseyin have commended Gov. Seyi Makinde for relocating the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Sciences of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) to the town .
Makinde had announced the relocation of the faculty from the main campus of LAUTECH at Ogbomoso to Iseyin Town during a radio interview lately.
In October 2020 the State Government secured sole ownership of the institution after agreeing to a deal with Osun, to dissolve the joint ownership structure.
While interviewing some of the Residents of Iseyin on Monday, they all welcomed the development and applauded the governor for what they described as “promised made and kept”.
A community leader, Abiodun Bambi, relayed his happiness over the development, saying the action would improve the economy of the town.
“There is no doubt that this is a promise made and kept.
“We must thank our governor sincerely for this gesture and for being a man of his words,’’ Bambi said.
Another community leader, Olaide Azeez, stated that “I was happy about the announcement and the further assurance given by the governor on a radio programme on Saturday’’.
Adeoye Akeem, a middle-aged educationist, said the decision will improve the growth of education in the town and its environs. However, he called for adequate funding of the institution when it officially resumes.
“No doubt that this is commendable and laudable.
“Apart from Iseyin, the whole of Oke-Ogun community which has no tertiary institution located within its locality will tap from this development.
“I commend Gov. Makinde because this is a landmark achievement.
“But we must also encourage the government to fund the institution adequately and also the faculty here,’’ she advised.