Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo
The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has cautioned the state Governor, Ademola Adeleke, to desist from disrupting the hitherto thriving Osun State University (UNIOSUN) with “the anti-people policy of his administration towards the smooth running of the citadel of learning.”
The state APC alleged that Adeleke’s administration has dealt a deadly blow on the state government-owned institution by cutting the annual subvention to the university by more than 60 per cent.
It claimed that the Osun State under Adeleke intended to use the drastic cut from the subvention of UNIOSUN to run his office.
In his remark on the development, the state APC Chairman, Sooko Tajudeen Lawal, in a statement issued by the party’s Director of Media and Information, Chief Kola Olabisi, in Osogbo, the state capital, yesterday, stated it would be dangerous for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led government in the state to willingly play the role of a destructive engineer on the thriving university.
The state APC chairman observed that it was disheartening that the Adeleke government only paid just N1.9 billion of the total N5.4 billion budgeted for the institution.
He, therefore, urged Governor Adeleke to justify his humongous allocations of “N6.5billion for his food and entertainment and N3.6billion for the renovation of his office and other mundane items created for his enjoyment and ego-boosting.”