‘You Stand Tall Among Equals’, Gov. Bello Hails Kogi Poly Rector for Replicating ‘GYB Standard’

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Governor Yahaya Bello has described the Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman, as “the special one” for his transformation initiatives in the institution.

Bello stated this during an inspection tour of ongoing and completed projects at the Polytechnic in Lokoja on Thursday.

He noted that Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman “stands tall among equals”.

Governor Bello said the Rector’s giant strides has impacted positively on staff, students and the polytechnic community, adding that the undeniable laudable performance has justified his appointment and further proven the ‘GYB Standard’ in all sectors.

He stressed that the Rector’s performance is a clear reflection that youths involvement in governance is one of the best ways to achieve greater results.   

Governor Bello disclosed that his administration would continue to run an  all-inclusive government devoid of tribe, religion and class, and focusing on capacity, ability, commitment and service to the State and humanity. 

He profoundly appreciated the contractors handling the Polytechnic projects for the good job done, just as he  also charged them to complete the projects within the specified period.

The Governor also commended the students of the Polytechnic for their diligence and orderliness and charged them to always remain on the side of the law, shun any act of cultism and other social vices.

He reiterated his administration’s commitment to unbroken academic calendar and conducive environment for teaching and learning which  would make students from Kogi State owned institutions to compete favourably with their counterparts anywhere in the world.

Earlier in his remark, the Rector, Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman, appreciated His Excellency for the visit and the opportunity to serve in that capacity, and  emphasised that the institution would not have achieved so much in the areas of infrastructure and quality assurance without the Governor’s continued support. 

Dr. Usman said the focus of the management in driving the Polytechnic to meet the global standard was the initiation of the ‘GYB Model’ which is transparency, accountability, unhindered commitment to work and service to humanity. 

Dr. Usman promised the Governor that  entire Polytechnic community would reciprocate his good gestures of implementation of staff promotion and recruitment of new staff which resulted in the hundred percent success accreditation results, by sustaining  quality teaching, outstanding students performance and conducive teaching and learning atmosphere. 

 The projects inspected by the Governor are; a storey building Administrative Complex, a storey building for the School of Sciences, a storey building for the School of Environmental Technology, a storey building for the School of Art, Design and Printing, a 200 Capacity Twin Lecture Theatre, Computer Based Centre which were all initiated and virtually completed  under his administration as well as the renovated student hostels, among others. 

On the entourage of the Governor were the Secretary to Kogi State Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Folashade Arike Ayoade, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Pharmacist Abdulkarim Jamiu Asuku; Honourable Rabiu Isiaka Alfa, Deputy Speaker, Kogi State House of Assembly; Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Honourable Wemi Jones, amongst other top government functionaries.


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