Host Community Implementation Committee, a body of reputable sons and daughters of Ogbomosoland constituted few weeks ago in order to see to the off take of the newly announced Federal Polytechnic Ayede, has been named.
The committee which is headed by the Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare is called Ogbomosoland Consultative Council, OCC.
Addressing newsmen after the council’s meeting held at the palace of Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Oladunni Oyewunmi, spokesperson for the group, Ambassador Akin Oyateru, said the essence of the council was to advice Soun about developmental issues in the ancient city.
While noting that the group which was commissioned to evaluate and proffer a way forward on socio-economic and educational activities in Ogbomoso land, Ambassador Oyateru said the recently constituted committee would put all hands on deck to ensure a speedy commencement of all activities in the higher institution.
Ambassador Oyateru also noted that Ogbomosoland Consultative Council Education Endowment Fund of twenty three million naira had equally been launched by members.
“The Ogbomoso Land Consultative Council Education Endowment Fund was introduced and established. It is noteworthy that at this meeting, sons and daughters of Ogbomosoland have planted a seed money of twenty-three million for the education endowment fund. Therefore, we call on all other well meaning sons and daughters of Ogbomoso to join this laudable effort because education is the foundation of development and self actualisation. We, as Ogbomoso, home and abroad, value education so much and we place a lot of premium on it”, he said
The council’s spokesperson said there was no controversy whatsoever on the permanent site of the polytechnic being at Ayede, noting that decision on the temporary site was in the hands of the National Technical Board of Education.
“Ours as the host community and the state government is to provide them with possible temporary site, the final decision is with the National Technical Board of Education”, Ambassador Oyateru hinted.
Ambassador Oyateru expressed the hope that academic activities would kick off at the institution by September/October 2021.