Ogun Considers Campus Of Tertiary Educational Institution In Ipokia
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has announced plans to establish a Tertiary Educational Institution (University) at Ipokia in the Ogun West.
He said that the Ogun State Polytechnic established in the area by the Amosun administration lacks the required facilities.
Abiodun spoke on the project, during the extension of his electioneering campaign to the axis on Wednesday, while commissioning 3.8 kilometre Ilase Koo Alari road project in the area.
In his welcome address, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Engr. Yusuf Lateef, said the road was in keeping with the promise to the people of the area that infrastructural development would be extended to every part of the state, including Ogun West Senatorial District.
He said the road was in a bad shape before the construction, maintaining that apart from serving as a link to various communities in the local government council, it would ensure security and improve commercial activities.
The Alase of Ilase, Oba John Olaifa, appreciated the governor for constructing the road and called on the government to provide the needed teaching and non-teaching staff and other facilities at the only secondary school in the area, pledging their unalloyed support to the governor for his reelection for the second term.
The governor said that Ipokia was big enough to host a tertiary educational institution, but said it requires a huge finance for its take off.
He also told the All Progressive Congress (APC) supporters at the campaign rally that his administration was working with the relevant government agencies and partners to begin the exploration of crude oil deposit at the Tongeji Island in the area.
According to the governor, a naval base had been established at the Tongeji Island after his discussion with the chief of naval staff.
The Alase of Ilashe, Oba John Olaifa thanked the governor for the road project, but called for the facilities and the posting of teaching and non teaching staff to the only secondary school in the area.