Monarchs of Ondo State have offered to support and cooperate with the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa to make it successful in its operation.
The assurances were given when the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Emmanuel Ologonorisa, paid courtesy visits to the host communities on Monday.
The traditional rulers also asked the organization to provide jobs to their indigenes if there are opportunities.
Speaking, the regent of Ayeka Kingdom of Okitipupa Local Government Area of the State, Princess Olayemi Bajowa, said she would cooperate and assist the vice chancellor in any way possible as her late father stood by Ologounorisa’s predecessors.
He said: “In my domain the impact of the institution is being felt as the erosion of the pothole tearing apart its community has been resolved as a result of the institution being a School of Engineering and Engineering Technology.”
The Regent stated that Professor Ologounorisa’s reputation preceded him with his entry into the School of Management Sciences and he worked hard to start a Bachelor of Science in Applied Geology and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing within a short period of 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 development of the institution since the VC joined.
He asked the VC to take the throne in the organization’s activities as one of the landowners, adding that their issues should be considered whenever there are employment opportunities to benefit them as the main host community.
Also, the Olu of Igodan Lisa village, Oba Adeduwo Olusegun, called for a closer relationship between the organization and his community, saying “we are colleagues”.
The monarch called for more job opportunities for indigenes in the community at the senior level, as well as support for local security outfits, ensuring the safety of lives and property of students living in Igodan Lisa.
In his response, Prof. Ologounorisa sought the royal father’s blessing and cooperation for his administration and institution, promising to present their demands to the governing council of the university.