Kogi @31: Bello Commends Poly Rector, Usman Ogbo, As Symbol of His Govt.

Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Honourable Kingsley Fanwo, represented Governor Yahaya Bello presented an award of excellence to the Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr Salisu Ogbo Usman on behalf of the Nigerian Post
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Kogi @31: Bello Commends Poly Rector, Usman Ogbo, As Symbol of His Govt.

The Executive Governor of
Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, has described the Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr Salisu Ogbo Usman as one of the strongest positive faces of his administration.

Some images from the just concluded award ceremony organized by the Nigerian Post in commemoration of Kogi @ 31 anniversary
Some images from the just concluded award ceremony organized by the Nigerian Post in commemoration of Kogi @ 31 anniversary

 

The governor said that his laudable achievements have reflected and redefined the academic excellence in the Polytechnic in line with the new direction agenda.

Governor Yahaya Bello stated this on Thursday, 25th of August, 2022, at the Lecture and Award Ceremony organized by the Independent newspaper the ” Nigerian Post”, in commemoration of Kogi State’s 31st Anniversary with the theme: “Kogi at 31; Governance, Leadership Re-Defined, This House Must Not Fall.

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello represented at the Lecture and Award ceremony by his Commissioner for Information and Communication, Honourable Kingsley Fanwo
Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello represented at the Lecture and Award ceremony by his Commissioner for Information and Communication, Honourable Kingsley Fanwo

 

Represented at the Lecture and Award ceremony by his Commissioner for Information and Communication, Honourable Kingsley Fanwo, Governor Bello presented an award of excellence to Dr Usman on behalf of the Nigerian Post for promoting quality education and infrastructure at the institution.

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He disclosed that the Rector has combined scholarly excellence with street credibility to achieve a giant stride in education at the Polytechnic.

Governor Bello added that the Rector has distinguished himself enough to be counted as one of the positive faces of the Government through education and charged other public and political office holders to emulate Dr Usman in promoting the New Direction Government.

Editor in Chief of the Nigerian Post, Mr Abu Michael, in his remark said the theme of the year’s lecture was to review the essence of leadership and governance and the need for a refreshed commitment and unified focus that will further uphold the foundation which the state and country are built upon.

Mr Michael added that the award was to appreciate the recipients for their efforts in raising the standard of Kogi State and Nigeria as a whole as well as using it to charge them to do more and for others to emulate.

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The Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr Salisu Ogbo Usman who commended the organizers of the lecture and award programme, appreciated them for finding him worthy of the award, noted that Nigerian Post is a news platform worthy of emulation just as he reiterated the institution’s continued collaboration with the medium.

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Speaking on the theme of the event, a Chief Lecturer at the School of General Studies, Kogi State Polytechnic, Mr Joel Tope Ebenezer emphasized the need for Nigerians to demand redefined leadership and governance.

He charged Nigerians to be proactive in dealing with issues relating to insecurity and poverty among other social and economic challenges confronting the country.

The Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr Salisu Ogbo Usman express gratitude to Almighty Allah for the honour done him.
The Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr Salisu Ogbo Usman express gratitude to Almighty Allah for the honour done him.

 

Mr Ebenezer opined that Nigeria is urgently in need of a leader that will govern with a high sense of responsibility, purpose, patriotism, and a decisive sense of urgency to stir the Nigerian state away from the point of disintegration.

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Equally, the Chief of Staff to Kogi State Governor, Pharmacist Abdulkarim Jamiu Asuku in his keynote address charged the people to work in unison and prevent the state from collapsing adding the Governor has and will continue to make the security of lives and properties a top priority of the New Direction Administration.

Pharmacist Asuku urged the people of Kogi State to sustain the effort of the Governor on strengthening unity and promoting peace in the state.

Editor in Chief of the Nigerian Post, Mr Abu Michael (L) congratulating Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr Salisu Ogbo Usman on his award of excellence
Editor in Chief of the Nigerian Post, Mr Abu Michael (L) congratulating Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr Salisu Ogbo Usman on his award of excellence

 

The event had in attendance the Vice Chancellor of Federal University Lokoja, Professor Olayemi Akinwunmi, President of Jamaat Nasirul-Islam, (JNI) Ambassador Usman Bello, Provost, Kogi State College of Education (Technical) Kabba, Mrs Olufunke Janmbo, her counterpart from College of Education, Ankpa, Dr Muhammed Kabiru Ibrahim amongst others.

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