The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has sought the approval of the state House of Assembly to reverse the status of the yet-to-take-off Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta.
Abiodun made the request in a letter forwarded to the assembly, dated July 18, calling for the amendment of the bill by the assembly.
The governor’s letter was read on Thursday by the Deputy Clerk of the Assembly, Mr Deji Adeyemo, at a plenary presided over by the Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo.
The assembly had on January 31, 2017 passed a bill upgrading MAPOLY to MAUSTECH with the title, “A bill for a law to provide for the establishment of Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology and for matters of administration and discipline of students connected therewith.’’
But upon his assumption of office, Abiodun had set up a panel to look into how to reverse the policy on the state-owned institution.
The governor in his request letter, said, “I forward herewith a bill for a law to amend the Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology Law, 2017 for the kind consideration and passage of the House of Assembly.”
At its plenary, the bill, which was tagged a bill for a law to amend the Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, 2017, scaled through first reading before the state House of Assembly.
Meanwhile, stakeholders in the Ogun West axis of the state have asked the state government to swap the proposed Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology with the proposed Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia.
They said MAPOLY should remain in Abeokuta, the state capital as Ogun Poly, while MAUSTECH should be relocated to the Ipokia Local Government Area of the state.
The stakeholders in their different position papers submitted to the panel and sighted by journalists in Abeokuta rejected the policy of siting Ogun State Polytechnic as proposed by the former government of Ibikunle Amosun.