The Rector, Kogi state Polytechnic, Dr Salisu. Usman Ogbo has assured students, stakeholders and Polytechnic communities of the prompt completion of the ongoing renovation and reconstruction of the moribund students hostels .
This is as he commended the officials handling the projects for their professional ingenuity in the purchase and application of the quality materials.
The Rector gave the assurance on Wednesday when he paid unscheduled monitoring visit to the renovation sites on the campus.
He noted that when completed the hostels will resolve the accommodation shortfall that has affected the smooth stay of majority of students while pursuing their academic programmes in the college.
He added that his experiment of using in-house professionals to execute the projects has paid off with the passion and commitment of workforce that has ensured timely delivery of the work.
While acknowledging the team spirit and cooperation he has received from staff and students , said , kudos should be to the synergy for the gargantuan transformation of the College in the few months of his administration .
He promised to continue to sustain an open door policy in which every stakeholder has a role to play in the delivery of the mandate of his Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Bello to reposition the school.
” I’m pleased with the quality of materials and work going on the sites. This massive projects being executed at our time will become a landmark in the school.
“We have set out to make a difference in ameliorating the sufferings of our students. We put our minds to work, sourced the funds and we challenged ourselves that as trainers of manpowers for construction industry we can do it by ourselves to save cost. And with what I’m seeing, that decision to use in house professional will be a reference point to other Institutions.
“However, with the quality of the work in reviving the Hostels, it is my wish that those who have passed out of the school would have another opportunity to come to enjoy the state of the art new brand hostels” He wished.
He called on students and staff to continue to exhibit high level of integrity and professionalism in handling their duties , stressing that together they will be able to salvage the school for the benefit of future generations.
Recalled that in November,2020, the Management of the Polytechnic has inaugurated committees to handle the multi million naira Hostel Renovation with the mandate to complete it within the stipulated period.