Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has defined the rationale behind his motion to nominate a marketing consultant to supervise and handle internally generated income of tertiary establishments within the state.
Makinde made this disclosure whereas inaugurating the governing council of the Ladoke Akintola College of Know-how (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso on Thursday.
DAILY POST gathered that some workers and college students of tertiary establishments within the state and different stakeholders had condemned the motion of the governor over his motion to nominate a marketing consultant to handle the income of the establishments.
Lecturers within the establishments are nonetheless on indefinite strike.
Our correspondent gathered one of many main causes for the strike is the appointment of the marketing consultant by the governor.
Makinde has, nonetheless, mentioned that he determined to have interaction the marketing consultant as a result of the establishments weren’t able to embrace transparency.
He maintained that the federal government resorted to hiring consultants as a result of monetary actions within the establishments have been opaque.
Makinde whereas talking additional, added that his administration’s want to enhance the standard of training within the state had led to its scaling up the subventions to tertiary establishments as much as 100 per cent from the 50 per cent, which the final administration raised it within the final days of the federal government.
He mentioned, “Let me additionally use this chance to speak concerning the lingering disaster at The Polytechnic Ibadan. Although many of the different tertiary establishments that launched into the strike motion have backed off, it’s remaining solely The Polytechnic Ibadan.
“The scholars have been on the Secretariat the opposite day to make their grievances identified and we listened to them. However I have to make this very clear; we might not have gotten into this example if these faculties’ governing councils did their jobs transparently and actually.
“What have been the problems they have been speaking about? They have been saying they don’t need Platinum Consultants and different issues. However we needed to resort to hiring consultants due to the opacity of their transactions.
“The day earlier than the earlier administration left, they moved the upper establishments’ subvention from 25 per cent to 50 per cent and from that fifty per cent, we moved it to 100 per cent. We mentioned we might take it on as a result of training is likely one of the main pillars of this administration.
“However I mentioned to them that if we’re transferring on with 100 per cent subventions, you also needs to be open along with your IGR. We watched the scenario for a number of months and we didn’t hear something concerning the IGR. Because of that, we employed a marketing consultant.”