Monarchs in Ondo State have offered to support and cooperate with the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, to succeed in its operation.
They gave the assurances when the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Emmanuel Ologunorisa, paid them courtesy visits on Monday as part of his familiarisation with the host communities.
The traditional rulers also appealed to the institution to offer their indigenes jobs if there were opportunities.
Speaking, the Regent of Ayeka Kingdom in the Okitipupa Local Government Area of the state, Princess Olayemi Bajowa, said she would cooperate and assist the vice-chancellor in any possible way as her late father stood by Ologunorisa’s predecessors.
She said, “The impact of the institution is being felt in my domain as the gully erosion tearing apart her community has been addressed as a result of having the institution’s School of Engineering and Engineering Technology.”
The regent stated that the fame of Prof. Ologunorisa had preceded him with the introduction of the School of Management Sciences and working hard to start Bachelor of Science in Applied Geology and Bachelor of Nursing Science within a short time.
The traditional ruler of Igbodigo community, Oba John Aiyeku, who offered his royal blessings to the VC and OAUSTECH, said he was happy with the recent developments in the institution since the VC came on board.
He urged the VC to carry the throne along in activities of the institution as one of the landlords, adding that his subjects should be considered whenever there were opportunities for employment so as to benefit as a major host community.
Similarly, the Olu of Igodan Lisa town , Oba Adeduwo Olusegun, called for a closer relationship between the institution and his community, saying “We are partners in progress.”
The monarch asked for more employment opportunities at the senior level for indigenes of the community as well as support for the local security outfit, ensuring security of lives and property of the students residing in Igodan Lisa
In his response, Prof. Ologunorisa sought the blessings and cooperation of the royal fathers for his administration and the institution, promising to present their demands to the university governing council for consideration.
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