From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
The Rector, Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr Salisu Usman Ogbo has lauded the in-house professionals handling the ongoing hostels renovation for quality execution of the projects.
The Rector also assured students, stakeholders and Polytechnic communities that efforts would be made to ensure timely completion of the ongoing renovation and reconstruction of the moribund students hostels .
The Rector gave the assurance on Wednesday when he paid unscheduled inspection visit to the renovation sites on the campus.
He noted that when completed, the accommodation shortfall that has affected the smooth stay of majority of students on campus while pursuing their academic programmes in the institution would be solved.
He added that his experiment of using in-house professionals to execute the projects has paid off with the passion and commitment of workforce that has ensured timely delivery of the work.
While acknowledging the team spirit and cooperation he has received from staff and students , said , kudos should be to the synergy for the gargantuan transformation of the Polytechnic in the few months of his administration .
He promised to continue to sustain an open door policy in which every stakeholder has a role to play in the delivery of the mandate of his Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Bello to reposition the school.
” I’m pleased with the quality of materials and work going on the sites. This massive projects being executed at our time will become a landmark in the school.
“We have set out to make a difference in ameliorating the sufferings of our students. We put our minds to work, sourced the funds and we challenged ourselves that as trainers of manpowers for construction industry we can do it by ourselves to save cost. And with what I’m seeing, that decision to use in house professional will be a reference point to other Institutions.
“However, with the quality of the work in reviving the Hostels, it is my wish that those who have passed out of the school would have another opportunity to come to enjoy the state of the art new brand hostels” He wished.
He called on students and staff to continue to exhibit high level of integrity and professionalism in handling their duties , stressing that together they will be able to salvage the school for the benefit of future generations.
Recalled that in November,2020, the Management of the Polytechnic has inaugurated committees to handle the multi million naira Hostel Renovation with the mandate to complete it within the stipulated period.