By Sade Adewale
The Jegun-in-Council under the leadership of the Jegun of Ile-Oluji, His Royal Mejesty (Oba) Dr. Julius Oluwole Olufaderin Adetimehin has inspected some on-going projects at the Permanent Site of the Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji.
The facility tour of projects was embarked upon as a way of strengthening the relationship between the institution and the host community as well as extending hands of fellowship to the Polytechnic Community .
While receiving the Jegun-in-Council, the Rector, Prof. Emmanuel Fasakin acknowledged the support of the host community towards the rapid development of the Institution since inception.
He said, ‘this place is for all of us. I really thank God and the Ile-Oluji Community for the peace we have enjoyed because without peace, no progress. God is helping us and things are working according to plan’.
He remarked that the recent ranking of the Institution by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) as the thirteenth in the country is a welcomed development, which the Institution is going to improve upon.
The Rector thanked the entire Polytechnic Community for sustaining the vision of the young Polytechnic.
Meanwhile, various on- going projects and items of equipment were inspected during the visitation, among which were, the Ceremonial Gate House; Administrative Building; School of Engineering; Twin Auditorium; Road Network and the Polytechnic’s Power House with 7.5MVA Transformer.
Others include TETfund’s interventions such as 60KVA COMMINS Sound Proof Power Generating Set; Nissan URVAN 16-Seater High Roof Bus; Nissan Pick-Up NP 300 Double Cabin 4WD Truck and Toyota 30-seater Coaster Bus.I
In his comment after the facility tour, the Jegun of Ile-Oluji, felt elated and appreciative of the warm reception accorded his entourage by the Institution and thanked God Almighty for making it possible for everybody to witness the great event.
He commended the Rector, the Principal Officers, HODs, Unit Heads and every staff for doing marvellously well and co-operating together towards achieving the vision of the Polytechnic.
According to him, “one with God is a majority”, stressing that, it is God that has made this achievement possible.
The Jegun observed that the Polytechnic would witness more developments while noting that, “we haven’t seen anything, what we saw is a tip of the iceberg, more are still coming”.
The Kabiyesi reassured the Polytechnic Community that the Ile-Oluji Community would not relent in its efforts in cooperating with the Institution, particularly in the areas of peace building and housing to meet the recent rising students population.