The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajomobi has denied the allegation that Oyo Government has sold its iconic Government College and Queen’s College to a Lebanese consortium. He labeled the story a complete false and concocted from the writers imagination. He said this in a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Communication and Strategu, Yomi Layinka. Continue to read statement…
"I recently noticed that some fellow posted, and caused to be circulated, a false story to the effect that Oyo State has sold its iconic Government College and Queen's College to some Lebanese consortium.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Not only is the story a concoction of an obviously sick imagination, it is one of the most irresponsible and egregious fantasies I've read in recent memory.
What surprises and worries me at the same time is that one of the falsehood peddlers has the prefix of 'Dr' proudly pasted before her name. If the title is fake, then all bets are cancelled. But if s/he actually earned that degree, then the awarding institution must be sorely ashamed of what odium its awardee has brought upon whatever reputation it ever had.
For, what manner of an educated mind would go public and global with such a patent falsehood without the elementary caution of checking the facts behind a supposition.
The only rational reading of these fellows' motive is to conclude that they have been recruited by some interest group(s) to malign the Oyo State government and to mislead the general public for some obviously predetermined and clearly evil purpose.
It should be noted that the appropriate legal sanctions will soon be brought to bear upon this and similarly incorrigible liars.
In the meant time, and for the records, I simply wish to say that the story is a blatant LIE: Oyo State has not, and does not intend to sell any of its public schools. Period.
All alumni of both Government College and Queen's College, Ibadan should please disregard the lie and remain rest assured that the Oyo State Government remains committed to maintaining and improving the brand values of those iconic institutions."