Govt establishes Federal Polytechnic Ayede, provides N2billion for take-off

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of Federal Polytechnic Ayede in Ogo-Oluwa Local Government Area of Oyo State.

This was contained in a letter dated 29th January, 2021 and signed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, and addressed to Oyo Governor, Seyi Makinde.

A copy of the letter seen by EduCeleb.com on Tuesday said that the president also approved a take-off grant of N2 billion for the new polytechnic from the “funding resources of TETFund for the provision of core facilities for immediate take-off.

“Also, technical team from Federal Ministry of Education and the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) will soon visit your state to identify the site in Ayede, Ogo-Oluwa L.G.A. and assess its readiness for commencement of academic activities October 2021,” the letter added.

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Soun of Ogbomosoland, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi Ajagungbade III has applauded President Buhari for approving the establishment of the polytechnic within his domain.

Describing the decision of the President as a welcome and timely development, the elated monarch, noted that the giant developmental strides of the federal government are worthy of commendation, adding that Ogbomosoland comprising five local governments, will benefit immensely from the newly established higher institution in the areas of wealth creation, employment generation, human capital development and economic growth.

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Oba Oyewumi, while congratulating sons and daughters of Ogbomosoland on this remarkable achievement, called on government at all levels to make education a priority in their policy thrust in order to build a prosperous society.

In a statement signed by the nonagenerian monarch, he called on the host community to support the technical team from the Federal Ministry of Education and National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), who will be visiting to identify and assess the readines of the site for commencement of academic activities in earnest.

He said, “On behalf of the good people of Ogbomosoland, I convey my heartfelt and sincere appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the establishment of Federal Polytechnic in Ayede, Ogbomoso with a take-off grant of N2b.

“Mr President as you know, Ogbomoso is one of the prominent and ancient towns in Nigeria and as such, your decision to site the higher institution in my domain is a good and remarkable development.

“This new polytechnic will create employment opportunities, promote human capital development and boost economic activities in Ogbomoso and environs.

“Mr President, count on our support and prayers as you steer the affairs of the country”

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Oba Oyewumi also congratulated Governor Makinde and the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare and other stakeholders on the newly established institution.

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