The Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) Alumni Association have been charged to continue to work towards sustaining the Institution’s legacy which has earned it recognition among the comity of Polytechnics in Nigeria.
Ogun State Governor, Prince (Dr.) Dapo Abiodun gave this charge while speaking during the 6th Distinguished Alumni Merit Award of the Institution held in Abeokuta.
The governor represented by his Special Adviser on Technical and Vocational Education, Prof. Joseph Odemuyiwa,opined that the Institution has contributed in great measure to the provision of professionals making impact across the globe, thus called them to sustain the prestige.
Furthermore, Abiodun reiterated that the polytechnic played critical role in the development of highly skilled and technical personnel, stating that the institution would continue to enjoy government’s attention.
“I want to congratulate the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic on your 6th Distinguished Alumni Merit award. Of course, your prestige and impact among the comity of Polytechnics in Nigeria cannot be overemphasized.
“I want to charge you not to allow the prestige to wane. On our part as government, we would continue to accord you the needed support. We will ensure that MAPLOY regains its full relevance among the comity of Vocational and Technical Education at the Polytechnic,” governor said.
He affirmed that his administration would continue to accord polytechnic education the needed attention in order to achieve more technological development because the polytechnic is the birthing ground for technologists, engineers and other professionals.
He stated that graduates of the institution have proved their mettle anywhere they found themselves in the area of practical exposure.
However, while speaking on Security: Panacea to a Sustainable National Growth and Development, the Guest Lecturer, Mr. Eddy Aina, posited that agitations for self-determination, poverty, inequality, unemployment and alignment of some religious sects with foreign terrorist groups were some of the factors contributing to insecurity.
Noting that establishment of state police, meritocracy, honesty, pragmatism as well as the urgent rejigging of security apparatus among others could tame it.
Meanwhile, the highlights of the event was the presentation of awards to some distinguished alumnus and other notable personalities including Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Adeola Odedina, the Olota of Ota, HRM, Oba Abdulkabir Obalanlege, GM, NTA Abeokuta, Mrs. Funmi Wakama, Oluseyi Soremekun, Pastor Anthony Adeniji, among others.