Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has said that the The First Technical University does not belong to him.
According to the governor who said this while receiving Oyo traditional rulers stated that the The First Technical University also known as Tech-U, Ibadan belongs to the Oyo state government.
He said, “Let me use this opportunity to dispel the rumour going round that I am the owner of The First Technical University, Ibadan. People are expected to talk, especially when they lack proper information, but if we fail to dispel the rumour, it may stick and become the truth.
“I want to say without any equivocation that I do not own The First Technical University, Ibadan. It belongs to the Oyo State Government wholly. It is easy for people to come up with such a rumour because of the successful establishment of the university.
“It is the first of its kind in Nigeria, and we are happy that we succeeded in achieving this in our time. Nobody believed we could achieve it, especially during a period the country was grappling with economic challenges.
“Oyo State has no financial input into the establishment of the university till date. All what you see there were done by lovers of the state, indigenes living abroad, international institutions and the CBN.”
Traditional rulers who were present at the meeting included the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Eleruwa of Eruwa, Oba Samuel Adegbola; Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdul-Ganiy Salawudeen; Olugbon of Orile-Igbon, Oba Francis Olusola; and Balogun of Ibadanland, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin.