Relief yesterday came the way of thousands of people who had expressed concern about the future of the first Technical University (Tech-U) in Ibadan, Oyo State, as Governor Makinde assured of his support to the institution.
The university was established by the former Governor Abiola Ajimobi administration, but some of his legacies are being cancelled or altered by the new government.
Tech-U is a fee-paying institution, but with scholarship offered by the state government and other funders.
Makinde said his administration would support the institution.
He spoke when members of the Governing Council of the university visited him.
The governor, who received the team led by the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, noted that he was impressed with the calibre of professionals, who constituted the council.
He said: “Looking at the composition of the Council, I can say you are men and women of great accomplishment that is beyond the ordinary. You are some of the best we can get around.
“When we were dissolving boards, we made an exception to Tech-U, because we looked at the profile of the people involved and we were convinced that you are there on merit.
“If I were to choose members of the Council, I would have also chosen the majority of you. We gave exception for Tech-U because of the work you’re doing for Oyo State.”