‘Goats Will Take Over LAUTECH Iseyin Campus If We Win’, APC Leader Told Teachers Union During Campaign
A leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Iseyin local government, was reported to have told the executive members of the Association of Primary School Head Teachers of Nigeria (AOPSON) at a campaign meeting before the gubernatorial election that the party would abandon the Iseyin campus of the College of Agricultural Science and Renewable Natural Resources under the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH), if its candidate, Senator Teslim Folarin has won the election.
The party leader who was formerly the Commissioner for Works and Transport under the administration of the late Governor Abiola Ajimobi, told the AOPSON executives that the project would not see the light of the day if APC reclaimed Oyo State and the site would become a haven for stray goats.
A member of the teachers’ body who confided in The Chronicler Newspaper said the politician pointedly told the gathering that “the Iseyin campus college was a waste of resources which will be left for stray goats to live.
”We are not going to continue with such a project, goats will be living there, I assure you,” he told his stupefied audience.
On regular payment of salary which many civil and public servants have been praising the incumbent administration on, the two-timed Commissioner was said to have told the teachers in attendance to pick another date within the month before the 25th that they would want to be getting their salary alerts.
”You know me very well, you know some of my people that came with me, they are former Principals and Primary school heads like you, just pick a date that you want your salaries to be paid, even before the 25th of the month that they are paying you now, we will be paying it,” he assured the gathering.
Recall that Oyo State Government took sole ownership of the LAUTECH during the first two years of Governor Seyi Makinde, after which he established the College of Agricultural Science and Renewable Natural Resources under the University at Iseyin.
Sources close to the State government claimed that billions of naira worth of projects have been sunk into the campus and students would soon resume at the campus.
Governor Seyi Makinde won the gubernatorial election, leading the APC candidate, Senator Teslim Folarin and Accord Party candidate, Chief ‘Bayo Adelabu with a wide margin in votes cast for the trio.