The Majority Leader of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Sanjo Adedoyin, has narrated how he used legislative power to stop diversion of N3bn from LAUTECH, MOUTHPIECE NGR report.
Speaking at a thanksgiving service organized in his honor on Sunday (June 18) at Oja-Oba Baptist Church, Ogbomoso, Sanjo, who represents Ogbomoso South state constituency in the Oyo State House of Assembly, said many things happened that people are unaware of.
He said that approximately three years ago, TETFUND delivered a N3 billion intervention fund to the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, which the then management headed by Osun indigenes at the time was attempting to divert to their state.
He stated that as soon as he was made aware of the situation, he had to act quickly by utilizing legislative power to thwart the plan.
The lawmaker, who was recently re-elected for another four years, claimed that he was responsible for calling the entire management before the House of Assembly and ordering them to stop using the fund until the ownership situation was sorted.
He added that his action however foiled the cunning scheme that might have resulted in the depletion of the institution’s resources.
“About two or three years ago when the ownership crisis of LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, was at its peak, between Oyo and Osun states, there was an intervention fund from the federal government (TETFUND), around N3b.
“The management then, led by an indigene of Osun state (name withhd), was trying to either divide the money or divert the entire money to Osun state. So, our people (names withheld) at LAUTECH called my attention to it, ‘Honourable, there is N3b on ground they are trying to divert to Osun.
“I had to use the instrument of the House of Assembly to stop the diversion by asking the whole management of LAUTECH to report to the House of Assembly.
“We gave order that no money must be spent until the final resolution of the ownership crisis and to God be the glory the entire money was spent in Oyo state,” Adedoyin concluded.