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Oyo approves bill on new ownership of LAUTECH

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Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH)

Assembly holds a public hearing on violence against persons

The Oyo State government, yesterday, approved a draft bill to reflect the new ownership structure of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso.

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The state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Oyelowo Oyewo, who disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the end of the state’s Executive Council meeting, said the new law, when it comes into effect, would reflect the multi-campus status of the institution.

Oyewo said the bill would immediately be transmitted to the state House of Assembly for consideration.

The commissioner, who addressed State House Correspondents at the Press Centre of the Governor’s Office, Agodi, Ibadan, alongside his colleagues in the Ministry of Education, Olasunkanmi Olaleye and Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, also stated that the new bill, when passed into law, would replace the LAUTECH Law of 2000.

IN another development, the state House of Assembly, in collaboration with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, yesterday, held a hearing on the ‘Violence Against Persons Prohibition Bill’ with a view to curbing incessant abuses and violations of the vulnerable and other members of the public.

The hearing was held at the House of Chiefs, Oyo State Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan.

Chairman, House Committee on Women Affairs and Community Development in the state, Mrs. Bimbo Oladeji, said the public hearing would help in aggregating inputs from stakeholders for an all-inclusive law to curbing violence in the state.

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