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The grand finale of the 16th Convocation Ceremonies of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, held today on the premises of the Institution.

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Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of LAUTECH, Professor Ayodeji Omole and representative of Visitor to the Institution, Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde. Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Soliu Adelabu
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Cross section of guests at the grand finale of the 16th Convocation Ceremonies of LAUTECH, yesterday

This was revealed in a press statement issued by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Lekan Fadeyi on Wednesday.

The occasion during which the State Governor and Visitor to the Institution, Engr. Seyi Makinde was represented by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Soliu Adelabu, held between 10 :00am and 2:00pm at the Great Hall.

Highlights of the events included Awards of Postgraduate Diplomas and higher Degrees while it climaxed with the award of two Honorary Doctorate Degrees in Civil law and Technology respectively, to Alhaji Ahmed Adeniyi Raji (SAN), and Engr. Yinka Ayoola Ajao.

Dignitaries at the day’s event included:

Senator Abdulfatai Omotayo Raji, Chairman, Governing Council of LAUTECH, Professor Ayodeji Omole and other members of the Council.

Former Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission – Professor Adeolu Akande, and a former Vice-Chancellor of the Institution, Professor Olarewaju Nassar were also there

Royal fathers at the ceremony were Soun of Ogbomosoland, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Ghandi Afolabi Olaoye, Orumogege III.

-Aseyin of Iseyinland, Oba Sefiu Olawale Oyebola, Ayinpapo of Ipapo.

-Olugbon of Orile- Igbon- Oba Francis Olusola Alao, among others

Other dignitaries included, Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, Professor Josiah Ajiboye, Former INEC Commissioner- Alhaji Ahmed Adeniyi Raji (SAN), and Vice-Chancellors as well as Registrars of some noteable Universities

Also at the ceremony were Hon. Shina Abdul Peller, Executive Director at Nigeria Port Authority (NPA) Engr. Lekan Bhadmus.

On the rumor that a student got killed on campus at the occasion, the Institution’s Public Relations Officer, Lekan Fadeyi, said no such issue happened.

According to him, information from town was that some people got engaged at a night club, far from the University premises, during which one of them got killed.

He added that convocation witnessed by the aforementioned highly respected individuals, would not have held if there was a fracas.

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