By Uredo Omale.
Reputable organizations in Kogi State have continued to show their solidarity with Dr Salisu Ogbo Usman on the confirmation of his appointment as Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja.
The latest among the organizations who paid the Rector a visit were the Kogi State Polytechnic Chapter of Kogi Central Senatorial Forum and the Igala Cultural and Development Association, ICDA.
The two bodies promised their continued support to the leadership of the institution so as to make it the envy of its peers within and outside the State.
Alhaji L.O. Musa who led the delegation of Kogi Central Senatorial Forum to the Rector’s office on Monday, 22nd February, 2021, said Dr Usman’s leadership style has brought great turnaround and blessings to Kogi State Polytechnic, just as he expressed confidence that the Rector would do more.
He explained that the various physical structures springing up on campuses are valid testimonies of Dr Ogbo Usman’s exceptional leadership quality.
He added that the Rector has practically demonstrated his belief in fairness, equity and justice through his pragmatic approach to leadership.
This he stressed, has evidently proven the Rector as a proud promoter of EBIGO, a driving force of Governor Yahaya Bello led administration in the State.
Alhaji Musa expressed the forum’s continued readiness to support the new Rector’s vision and mission of transforming and repositioning the institution to become the envy of all.
On his part, the National President of ICDA, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq Amodu, said Dr Usman has made Igala people proud within the few months of piloting of the affairs of the Polytechnic.
He noted that the unprecedented landmarks recorded by the Rector so far was a clear manifestation of his integrity and commitment to duty which have been the core values of the Igala race.
While thanking His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, for considering Dr Usman worthy to serve as Rector of the Polytechnic, the Association prayed for God’s guidance and direction as he strives to pilot the affairs of the institution positively.
In his response to the visiting bodies, the Rector expressed delight to the Association for the visits.
He stressed that the Kogi Central Forum was the first Polytechnic Chapter of the socio-cultural Forums from among the three zones to pay him such visit, adding that the gesture has further proven the support he has received from the zone.
The Rector who commended the Principal Officers, Deans and Directors and other members from Kogi Central for their commitment and support so far, also promised to make Kogi State Polytechnic more attractive through quality assurance in teaching, welfare of staff and security of lives and properties on campuses.
Dr Usman also commended the leadership of ICDA for raising the association qualities just as he expressed delight for having young elements from Igala in positions of authority.
He added that commitment to duties, upholding fairness and promotion of justice are parts of the values Igalas are known for, adding that he would be ready to hold those values dearly in his conduct in and out of office.
This he said is the only way he could make the ICDA and the Igala Kingdom proud.
On the delegation Kogi Central Senatorial Forum were the Acting Registrar, Mrs. I.O.Z Raji, Acting Librarian, Mrs O. O. M. Audu, Deputy Bursar, Mr Sadiq Ibrahim Azimazi, among others.
The ICDA President was accompanied on the visit by Provost Marshal, Mr. John Tokula, the Liaison Officer, Elder Ilai Sanni, the Secretary General, Ustaz Umaru .U. Ogbo amongst others.