Hon. Damilare Abioro, a prominent member of the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) in Ogun State, has made an earnest plea to the state’s governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, to reconsider the abandoned projects of Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology and the Ogun State Polytechnic in Ipokia local government area,leadership report.
In a letter of appeal dated October 24, 2023, addressed to the governor, Abioro emphasized the urgency for Governor Abiodun to revisit these two dormant educational institutions. He stressed the importance of ensuring that the considerable financial and human resources already invested in these projects do not go to waste.
It’s worth noting that during the previous administration of Senator Ibikunle Amosun, these two institutions were established at the twilight of his term, sparking controversy. Many residents viewed this move as a calculated strategy to secure votes for his preferred candidate after his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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The administration led by Governor Abiodun did not recognize the proposed institutions, opting instead to revert to the original status of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) located in Ojere village, Abeokuta.
In the letter authored by Abioro, a copy of which was obtained by LEADERSHIP Weekend, the politician explained that the resources invested in the proposed institutions, particularly the Ogun State Polytechnic in Ipokia, including building structures erected over five years ago, are now deteriorating. Instead of abandoning these valuable infrastructure and previous efforts, he suggested that the state government consider establishing a new institution on the same site, which has already seen the construction of several lecture room blocks in Ipokia.