Covenant Pledges to Support Ota LG's Development Initiatives
The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor Abiodun H. Adebayo, has pledged the University's support for the development initiatives of the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, aimed at impacting lives and improving the general wellbeing of the people.
Professor Adebayo gave the promise recently at a meeting with members of the Transition Committee of the council, who were on a courtesy visit to the University's Management.
Professor Adebayo called for the redefinition of politics and governance to feature only those with a heart of sacrifice and disposition to altruism. He assured the visiting team of the University's readiness to partner with them in deciding appropriate training towards building the council's capacity.
The Vice-Chancellor appreciated the Chairman of the council and his team for the visit and the opportunity to interact and share ideas on making Ado-Odo/Ota the envy of other local government councils in the state.
The Chairman of the Transition Committee, Hon. Lawal Wasiu said the local government recognized the support Covenant had brought to bear on the social and economic development of the community through her numerous community impact initiatives and intellectual repositories. He identified public-private partnership as a veritable driving tool for providing good governance and socio-economic development in the community.
Hon. Wasiu said his advent into politics was informed by his desire to direct his energy towards provoking positive change. He added that with a ready partner like Covenant University, it would be easier and quicker to deliver on the expectations of the people of the Ado-Odo/Ota community.
Hon. Wasiu said he and his team members were at Covenant to solicit advice and tap into the available knowledge base of the institution to deliver on the dividends of democracy and good governance made to the people of the community. "We must focus on developing the young ones and engage them positively so as not to allow them to become canon-fodders for crimes and youth delinquencies in the local government area," he added.
The Ota LG Chairman highlighted the interventions that his team had been able to make in healthcare, basic education, and security since it assumed leadership of the council. He appealed to the University Management to support the committee in staff development, repairs, and maintenance of heavy-duty equipment. He said support in those areas would help get social services to residents in rural parts of the local government.
Also present at the meeting were the Registrar, Dr Oluwasegun Omidiora; Director, Centre for Learning Resources, Dr Mercy Iroaganchi; and Chair, Community Development Impact Initiative Committee, Dr Tayo George.
Covenant University Management with Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Officials