There are indications that the Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, is allegedly working behind the scene to relocate the Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology (MAUSTECH) to his hometown in Ifo Local Government area of Ogun State.
Sources close to Oluomo told DAILY POST that he had been ”pressing necessary buttons” to ensure that MAUSTECH, which is presently more or less without a location, is sited somewhere in Ifo.
The former Governor of Ogun State, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, had in 2017 upgraded Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) Abeokuta to MAUSTECH and relocated the polytechnic to Ipokia in Ogun West.
However, the two institutions could not take off before the exit of Amosun on May 28, 2019.
This was as a result of the different crises that characterised the planned relocation of lecturers of MAPOLY to Ogun State Polytechnic in Ipokia.
After his inauguration on May 29, the incumbent Governor Dapo Abiodun set up a committee to review the two institutions.
While the committee is yet to submit its report, Abiodun reversed Amosun’s policy on MAPOLY, with a bid to restore it to “status quo ante”.
A bill sent by Abiodun to the Ogun State House of Assembly for the amendment of the MAUSTECH Law to return all MAPOLY properties earlier ceded to the university back to the polytechnic, has been passed into law by the lawmakers.
Source: Daily Post