FG Approves Federal Polytechnic in Oyo State.
President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government (FG), has approved Oyo state as one of the beneficiary states of the newly established Federal Polytechnics.
The polytechnic, which is to be named Federal Polytechnic, Ayede, is located in the Ogo-Oluwa local government area of the state.
A letter with reference number DHE/POLY 49/C.1/11/351 dated January 29th, 2021 disseminating the decision was addressed to Governor Seyi Makinde by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono.
The Permanent Secretary said the President has also endorsed a take-off grant of N2billion for the new Polytechnic from the funding resources of TETFund for the provision of core facilities for the immediate commencement.
The letter, which was titled “Establishment of Federal Polytechnic, Ayede, Ogo-Oluwa Local Government Area, Oyo State”, partly reads , “I write to inform Your Excellency that, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has approved the establishment of Federal Polytechnic in Ayede, Ogo-Oluwa local government area, Oyo state.
“Mr President also approved a take-off grant of N2billion for the new Polytechnic from the funding resources of TETFund for the provision of core facilities for immediate take-off. This has been duly conveyed to TETFund for implementation.
“In view of the above, a Technical Team from the Federal Ministry of Education and the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) will soon visit your state to identify the site in Ayede, Ogo-Oluwa LGA and access its readiness for commencement of academic activities in October 2021.
“Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of the esteemed regards of the Honourable Minister.”