Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde has suspended Vice-Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) Prof Michael Ologunde.
The state Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye, announced this in a letter on Friday.
The letter reads: “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.”
Though the reason for his suspension was not disclosed, it was gathered it may not be unconnected with the accusation by Makinde that the vice-chancellor instigated workers of the university to agitate payment of their unpaid salaries.
Makinde was reportedly surprised when workers at the university started agitating payment of outstanding salaries immediately after the crisis rocking the university was resolved.
The Oyo State Government last year took ownership of the university formerly owned jointly with Osun State.