By Adekola Afolabi
Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Monday inaugurated a 50 self-contained flat hostel complex built in honour of his late mother, Late Lady Evangelist Grace Bosede Akeredolu JP.
The Hostel, located close to the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Akoko, was built by the Proprietor of College of Education, Ero in Ifedore Local Government Area of the State, Chief Peter Oyeleye Fasua.
Fasua explained that he decided to name the building after Governor Akeredolu’s late mum due to his sterling leadership quality and the immeasurable support he has received from the Governor so far.
He disclosed that the Hostel was built as part of the efforts to address the concern with growing student population in Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba- Akoko.
Chief Fasua noted that the rise in student population has led to shortage of hostel facilities for students and various challenges of overcrowded rooms.
“The rise in student population has led to shortage of hostel facilities for students and various challenges of overcrowded rooms, to congestion of hostel’s sanitary facilities, which hitherto results in an increased pressure on the infrastructure and other social amenities.
“These in turn affects the academic environment and pose serious danger to the health of students in terms of epidemics. Thus, the new building project of 50 self – contained flat hostel complex attempt to fill the vacuum exist and reduce the challenges of accessibility of hostel facilities which in turn will enhance academic success and improve student social value through interaction.
Commissioning the hostel facility, Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, said he was surprised and overwhelmed by the gesture of the owner of the project, even as he appreciated Prince Fasua Oyeleye, for the honour done his late mother, Mrs Grace Bosede Akeredolu JP.
He equally urged the students of the institution to make good use of the facility.
The event was attended by the Governor’s younger brother, Prof. Oluwole Akeredolu, his sister, Mrs Toyin Akeredolu, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Olugbenga Ale; the Vice Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, the traditional rulers including the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi; the Alale of Akungba-Akoko, Oba Sunday Adeyeye, students and other dignitaries.
The event also witnessed presentation of awards to the Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa; the Secretary to the State Government, Princess Oladunni Odu; State chairman of APC, Ade Adetimehin; Special Adviser to the Governor on Union Matters and Special Duties, Mr Dare Aragbaiye; AAUA VC, Prof Olugbenga Ige; Deji of Akure, Aladelusi, the Alale of Akungba-Akoko, Oba Sunday Adeyeye and a host of others.
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