James Ogunnaike – Abeokuta
Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola has been named as the Fellow of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro in Ogun State.
The Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr. Olusegun Aluko, who disclosed this at the weekend, while speaking at the official inauguration of ultra-modern productivity library facilitated by the senator to the institution, said, the Senator representing Lagos West at the National Assembly will be the fifth personality to be honoured as the Fellow of the Federal Polytechnic.
He said the formal conferment of the award will take place during the next convocation ceremony of the institution slated for March 31, 2022.
Aluko listed former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the first rector of the Polytechnic, Dr Tayo Ogunbadejo, the Olu of Ilaro, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle and the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, as the past recipients of the award.
While describing Adeola as a “passionate individual and benefactor” of the institution, the rector added that the senator has been on the forefront of the process of upgrading the polytechnic to a university.
Aluko observed that the new library complex will enhance learning and provide conducive atmosphere for research for students, promising that the school would make use of the facility judiciously.
In his remarks, the Olu of Ilaro, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, lauded Senator Adola for facilitating the building of the library complex, calling on other well-to-do indigenes of Ogun West to emulate the gesture of the senator.
The monarch, however, reiterated that he would continue to identify and encourage sons and daughters of the senatorial district, to contribute their quotas to the development of not only Ogun West, but the state in general.
The Director-General, National Productivity Centre, Dr. Kashim Akor, represented by a Director in the centre, Mrs. Rabiu Abodunrin Adebukola, noted that the project supervised by her agency would not only enhance the infrastructure in the school, but provide more students with the opportunity to enjoy quality library service.