The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has inaugurated an eleven-man Technical Committee to midwife the take-off of the proposed Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta and the Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia.
Amosun, at the ceremony, held at the Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, yesterday, promised that his government would fully support and implement the recommendations of the committee.
According to him, the decision for the upgrade of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic to a University of Science and Technology and the establishment of the Ogun State Polytechnic, was to ensure that the his administration leaves a lasting legacy in the education sector in the state.
The governor advised the members of the committee to bring their wealth of experience gathered over the years in university management and administration to bear and fast track the establishment of the institutions, stressing the need for the committee to facilitate and obtain all necessary approvals for the take-off of the institutions.
Former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC) and Chairman of the committee, Prof. Peter Okebukola, in his acceptance speech, reaffirmed the determination of the committee to ensure that the institutions become pacesetters for all universities of science and technology and polytechnics in the country.
He also promised to apply global best practices in the set up of the institutions, adding that high value researches from the institutions would aid socio-economic development of the state in particular and Nigeria in general.
Prof. Oludele Itiola is Secretary of the committee, while members are Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, Prof. Rahmon Bello, Prof. Ganiu Olatunde, Prof. Femi Bamiro, Dr. Sabur Raji, Dr. Ebenezer Nkom, Chief (Mrs.) Ronke Folarin, Mr. Bola Bankole and Mr. Rahim Jimoh.