The appointment of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the new Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho has been described as a befitting decision for an astute leader who meritoriously deserves it.
Honourable Gbolahan Olusegun Yishawu, member representing Eti- Osa constituency 02 in the Lagos State House of Assembly, who made this assertion, described Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as a courageous leader whose foresight in drawing up a blueprint for development stands him out as an astute leader and pathfinder.
He recalled that as Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Tinubu pioneered the direct intervention of state governments in the moribund power sector by commissioning an independent power project, was the brain behind the revolutionary introduction of the BRT scheme and its corridors to alleviate the chaotic transport system in Lagos, and engineered the transformation of the Ikeja General Hospital into a Standard Teaching Hospital for Lagos State University.
Hon Yishawu praised the foresight of the Oyo and Osun state governments, the owners of the university in making this appointment saying it is one that is poised to take the institution to higher heights.
In a related development, the Osun State House of Assembly asserted the wisdom behind the appointment and maintained that it was confident that the new Chancellor will bring his administrative acumen to bear in leading the citadel in a new direction, a clear departure from the ownership crisis-ridden regime that prevailed during the previous regime in Oyo State.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s appointment as the new Chancellor of the University by the Oyo and Osun State Government, owners of the institution was confirmed on 28th August, 2012.
A statement confirming the appointment was made by Mr Festus Adedayo, Special Adviser to Governor Ajimobi on media.