HRM Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi has reiterated his support for the Polytechnic’s aspiration of transmuting into a University of Technology that is better positioned to serve the Ikorodu Community, Lagos State and the Nation at Large. He made this statement during a courtesy visit of the 12th Governing Council to the Palace
on Thursday, 17th September, 2020.
The Oba intimated his visitors about how he made Pastor E.A Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) to pray concerning this development during the last RCCG programme held in the Polytechnic. He also advised the Governing Council and Management of the Polytechnic to speed up the process of building accommodation for the students through Build, Own and Transfer (BOT) process and also to be transparent in all their dealings. Prof. Rasheed Kola Ojikutu, the Chairman of Council, harped his remarks on commercialization of LASPOTECH produce, creation of employment opportunities for indigenes, and peaceful co-existence on the Campuses of the Polytechnic, while he also sought the blessings of the Oba as the Council swings into full operations. The Ag. Rector, Mr. Olumide Olusola Metilelu expressed his profound gratitude to the revered Oba for receiving the visiting team from the Polytechnic and also noted that it is important that the Council familiarize itself with the Oba to further strengthen the relationship LASPOTECH shares with the throne. He however intimated the Palace with recent developments in the Polytechnic which include on-going completion of backlog of staff promotion, stakeholders meetings, improvement on staff welfare as well as proposed human resources/capacity development in the Polytechnic. Present at the Palace include, Prof. Kunle Ade-Wahab, former Chairman, Governing Council of the Polytechnic; Sir (Otunba) Ayodele Elesho, Former Commissioner for Information, Lagos State; Iyalode; Baales; Members of the 12th Governing Council and
Executive Management Committee.
Position LASPOTECH as Solution Provider- Chairman, LAHA Education Committee
The Lagos State House of Assembly (LAHA) Education Committee visited the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu Campus, on Wednesday, 9th September, 2020 on oversight function to the institution. The visitation team was led by the Committee Chairman, Hon. Oluyinka Ogundimu, who noted that the primary aim of the visit was to physically inspect the level of Management preparedness ahead of students’ resumption after the COVID-19 lockdown. Hon. Ogundimu emphasized that the Government had spent funds, time and energy to ensure the curve of the pandemic was flattened in our society, noting that their visitation was to ensure all necessary measures were put in place ahead of the proposed resumption date.
He further advised that LASPOTECH as a technological institution should focus more on proffering solutions to the needs and challenges confronting our community stating that there were numerous problems in the society craving for solutions.
Also in attendance were other members of the committee namely: Hon Bisi Yusuf; Hon Setonji David and Hon Olawale Abdul-Sobur. The Ag. Rector Mr Olumide Metilelu appreciated the Chairman and members of the
committee for their visit, noting that the efforts of the State Government in ensuring the institution is always in a good state is immeasurable and cannot be overemphasized. Mr. Metilelu welcomed the members and assured them of the management’s cooperation.
Metilelu Pleads With Government to Save LASPOTECH – LASPOTECH Will Be Grossly Affected by the Reviewed Ikorodu Sub-Region Master Plan
The Polytechnic has come up with a position on the Ikorodu Sub-Region Master Plan (2016- 2036) at its Stakeholders meeting held on Friday, 11th September, 2020 at the School of Agriculture Auditorium, Ikorodu Campus.
The event which featured a presentation on the critical review of the plan by Dr. Adetunji Adejumo opined that more concentration should be given to structural plans, road linkages and dual carriage ways which would allow for seamless implementation of the plan with future deficits.
The Ag. Rector while reacting on the effect of the plan on the Polytechnic as presented by Tpl. Peter Fosudo of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning of the Polytechnic, called on the Government to save the Polytechnic land space.
Metilelu, noted that the Polytechnic had lost over 100 hectares of land to the Ministry of Agriculture; the fourth mainland bridge as well as the proposed train station for Ikorodu community which would further encroach into the Polytechnic land and in the nearest future, the land space left with the Polytechnic would be too small to make the world-class Polytechnic of our dream.