Odedina Lauds Abiodun for restoring Mapoly to his glory as he bagged Distingusihed Alumni Merit Award - THE BUSINESS PACKAGE


Saturday, August 20, 2022

Odedina Lauds Abiodun for restoring Mapoly to his glory as he bagged Distingusihed Alumni Merit Award

It was a gathering of the cream of Alumni of the prestigious citadel of Higher  learning in the state, the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic as  the Committee of Distinguished Alumni (CODA) of  the Polytechnic Alumni conferred the distinguished Alumni Merit Award on  the Honourable Commissioner for Agriculture in the state, Dr. Adeola Odedina and other distinguished alumni.

Odedina who was a former Rector of the institution, was conferred with the Award as a mark of honour for his contributions to the growth and devolopment of the institution at the colourful event held at Spices event centre, Oke- Ilewo Abeokuta 

Dr. Odedina said he dedicate the Award to the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun for restoring Mapoly to its glory.

He said "first of all, we must all realise that through the efforts of one person; through the determination  of one person to restore Mapoly, that is why we have what we are celebrating today. This is because, if there is no Mapoly,  we can't be having what we are having today. 

The Commissioner further stated, " When His Excellency came on board, he made deliberate  efforts to restore Mapoly to its glory. The Rector mentioned it that the Governor sent a high powered team to NBTE and  the reward of that effort is why we are having this celebration.

Dr. Odedina said the Governor on assumproon of office made a conscious efforts to  ensure the engagement  of the youths in Agriculture by engaging over 150,000 youths directly in Agriculture, saying when we resolve the issue of youths unemployment, the problem of insecurity can be nipped in the bud. 

The Guest Speaker who was the Former Executive Secrtary Nigeria Broadcasting Commossion, Mr Eddy Aina while speaking on the issue of security and development observed that there can not  be development without security. He said insecurity is very rife in Nigeria as terrorist are becoming audacious. He also noted that the  economic problem of insecirity is enormous 

On what insecurity has  done to this country, the guest speaker  said the oil secor which ought to be a boom for the nation is  now a doom as so many companies have folded up. 

The representative of the Governor, who is the Special Adviser to the Governor  on Education Professor Joseph Odemuyiwa observed that the problem of insecurity must be squarely addressed.

He said if we want  to eradicate imsecurity in Nigeria, our education  must be qualitative, saying that the Ogun state government has approved the quest  of  Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta to commence the Award of Bachelor of Technology degree to make it a degree awarding institution..

The Rector of the Institution, Dr. Adeola Odedina in a remark eulogise  Dr. Odedina for raising the bar of governance at Mapoly while he was the Rector while  also eulogising the Alumni Association for their sterling contributions to the development of the institution.

He charged the Alumni to do more for the development of the institution in order to continue to reposition it for excellence.

He said " As you are celebrating, I want to implore this esteemed association that despite your numerous efforts so far to also figure out  some key areas where your contributions could be gravely felt ; such as hostel facilities, high- tech laboratories and workshops, expansion/ upgrading of Mapoly Integrated Service Company ( MAPINSCO)among others.

The National President, Mapoly Alumni Association, Pastor Ezekiel Oresanya reminde the Awardees that the Award confer on them mandatory continous support to Mapoly, noting that the  institution  still has challenges and issues to be addressed, and as awardees, there Sphere of influence is needed.

Other awardees include the General  Manager of NTA Abeokuta, Mrs. Funmi Wakama, Tpl. Waheed Kadiri, Arc. Tokunbo Fowode, Prof. Oludele Itiola. 

The Committee of Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest recognition given by Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Alumni Association.

Awards of CODA  was also bestowed on a cross section of  eminent personalities, which  include traditional rulers, Agura  of Gbagura and the Olota of Ota.

Other Alumni who received award  include Pastor Anthony Adeniji, Arc. S. O. S. Oladipo, Alhaji H. O. Ayoade, Evang, Seye Adeboye, Mr. Ade Adeyemi, Mr. Kunle Orekoya, Dr. Seyi Soremekun, Pastor Temitope Oduseso, Hon. Olamide Lawal, Alhaji Adediran Ashiru and Mr. Lanre Oyegbola.

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