The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has given out a warning to the governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi to reopen the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) or face a mass protest.
It will be recalled that the institution has been under lock and key for eight months.
The president of NANS, speaking for the group has therefore given the governor, a one-week ultimatum to reopen the school.
“NANS chides the Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi over the neglect of LAUTECH, Ogbomosho which has been under lock and key for almost eight months.
”We see his recent utterances that went viral on the social media during the students peaceful protest to Agodi Government House as shameful, uncivil and belittling the status of an Executive Governor. The governor is hereby issued with a seven-day ultimatum to reopen LAUTECH or face mass protest.
NANS also issued an ultimatum to Professor Francis Otunta, the Vice-Chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, giving him a seven-day ultimatum to resign for maladministration and mismanagement.
These deadlines were issued by the president of the student body, Chinonso Obasi, who lamented that Ajimobi has been nonchalant about the closure of LAUTECH for eight months.
He added that, “Similarly, ÑANS calls on the Vice Chancellor of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike to resign within seven days for gross incompetence and maladministration. Failure to heed this patriotic call would be met with serious resistance as we shall not hesitate to occupy and chase him out of the university.”
Obi threatened that NANS would “relocate its Headquarters to Government House in Ibadan and Umudike,” if by the end of the ultimatum nothing is done by the governor and the vice chancellor.