The Olu of Ilaro and Paramount ruler of Yewa Land, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle alongside other Oba’s in the Yewa Traditional council of Ogun West were insistent on the location of Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, (MAUSTECH) in the Yewa axis of Ogun State.
This submission was given while receiving the visitation panel set up by Gov. Dapo Abiodun, to look into the issues that had engulfed the establishment of Ogun State Polytechnic Ipokia and Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology (MAUSTECH) Abeokuta led by Professor Segun Awonusi.
Oba Olugbenle said that Yewa land had been neglected and marginalised in the scheme of things, particularly in the area of education for a very long time, saying this was the appropriate time to reverse this injustice.
He appealed to the visitation panel to be just and equitable in their delibrations and conclusion.
He said that it would be unfair for an institution to be killed at the expense of another henceforth such injustice and inequality must stop.
According to him, Yewa people are more than ready to collaborate with the government in pulling resources together in a bid at ensuring institutions would be of benefit to the children of the Yewa land.
“Let it be on record that if the present government succeeds in resolving this justly, it will change the history of education in the state , I can only ask you to be fair and just in your delibrations and recommendations on the issue on ground”
Similarly, the people of Ipokia Local Government area of the State led by Barrister Lawal Orishadare have emphasised their readiness to provide more lands for the take off the university, noting that this was what they had been clamouring for long time ago.
He retirated that the establishment of the university would boost and improve the economic situation of the area and create more job opportunities for indigenes.
Responding, Chairman of the visitation panel, Prof. Segun Awonusi assured the people that the committee would not be biased in its reports, promising to be factual in all recommendations.
He added that stakeholders would be invited for further deliberations to fast track the process.