The worldwide Alumni Association of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso has commissioned ultra-modern 1000-seater Civic Centre and gave awards to best graduating students across faculties of the citadel of learning.
The visitor to the university and executive governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde alongside the Global President of the association, Hon. Onilede Solomon Limo commissioned the multimillion naira project on Saturday. The Secretary to Oyo State Government, Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun; Chief of Staff to the Governor, Hon. Segun Ogunwuyi; Governing Council Chairman, Prof. Omole and other top government officials were present during the commissioning.
Also present were Chairman of Board of Trustees of the Alumni Association, Chief Jide Bewaji; Global Executives of the association, Chapter Executives and other critical stakeholders.
Speaking during the commissioning, Governor Makinde commended Global President Onilede Solomon-led administration for their developmental agenda in support of the their Alma Mater. He urged the leadership of the association not be distracted, rather concentrate on discharging its obligations to members and the university community.
Global President Onilede in his welcome address, noted that multimillion naira edifice was initiated by previous administration led by Chief Babajide Bewaji and completed by his administration.
In his words:
“The Alumni association refused to seek external support in any form from the foundation to the completion. I appreciate all members of this Great Association for their contributions toward this success of this ultra-modern LAUTECH Civic Centre and other laudable projects our administration have recorded so far”.
“May I also use this medium to appreciate Governor Seyi Makinde-led Oyo State Government for purposeful collaboration to move LAUTECH forward. Your Excellency, we shall continue to appreciate you for giving our Alma Mater a new life. You’ve indeed written your name in gold for generations to come. May Almighty God continue to strengthen for your absolute commitment to the growth of LAUTECH and Oyo State at large. I also extend our most sincere gratitude to Prof. Omole-led Governing Council, the University management under the leadership of Prof. Liasu, the past leaderships of the Association, Board of Trustees, Chapter executives, our teeming members and partners. Thank you all for being part of our success stories”.
“Your Excellency and dear audience, I am proud to inform you that our administration is result-oriented. To the glory of God, we’ve delivered 90% of what we set out to achieve. Last year, our administration commissioned N25m e-Library and also gave scholarships to 40 indigent students. Yesterday, our administration gave awards to 25 Best Graduating Students across all the facilities. In addition, as Global President of this Great Association, I personally gave out awards to four (4) Best Graduating Students in Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences and awards to another four (4) Best Graduating Students in Department of Pure and Applied Physics. Since we do not have luxury of time here, I have attached our achievements to this speech”.
“With God on our side, I assure that our administration shall achieve more for both the Association and our Alma Mater” he stressed.