15 October 2020 by Onalo Momodu
The Rector, Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, Doctor Salisu Ogbo Usman, has promised to unravel reasons for abandoned Tertiary Education Trust, Fund projects in the institution.
He made the promise while speaking to newsmen in Lokoja, the Kogi State Capital.
The Rector who explained that it was not acceptable to have abandoned projects which had been fully paid for by Government said anyone found culpable would be brought to justice.
Doctor Usman said he had introduced Information Communication Technology, ICT, in the polytechnic to facilitate payment of fees, ease governance and block financial leakages.
Doctor Usman further said that in line with Government’s stance on promoting technical and vocational training, the polytechnic was well positioned to turn out the required manpower in vocational and technical skills to meet the needs of not only the State but the nation at large.
He said since he came on board as the Rector on the seventh of April this year he had renovated and remodelled some dilapidated buildings, increased the capacity of the hospital to a thirty bed hospital, state of the art security unit with cctv monitors, equipped the school library, carried out beautification and landscaping of the polytechnic and is currently constructing six gigantic buildings.
He maintained that the Polytechnic was also currently undergoing reforms not only to make it realise its mandate but to ensure it became a hub for vocational and technical education in the country.
Doctor Usman expressed satisfaction with the cooperation of staff and students in reforming the institution and charged them to continue to give their support for a lasting legacy.