Ota-Agbara Chamber of Commerce Seeks to Renew Partnership with Covenant
The Ota-Agbara Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (OTAGCCIMA) wants to reestablish its longstanding relationship with Covenant University, President of the chamber, Engr. Akin Akingbade, has revealed.
Speaking on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, when he led a team from the OTAGCCIMA to pay a courtesy visit to the Management of Covenant University, Engr. Akingbade said that his chamber and the University had always been partners in progress, with the two having some collaborative efforts in the past.
He expressed his familiarity with the University’s core values, which he said encapsulate the University’s pedigree, adding that products of Covenant University show the University has come of age.
The OTAGCCIMA president said that the core reason of his chamber’s visit was to renew the relationship with Covenant University as there are lots of programmes the two organisations can execute together.
In his comments, the Director, Financial Services, Covenant University, Pastor Sunday Abayomi, said that it was a privilege to have members of the OTAGCCIMA as guests. He averred that at a time when the nation is at crossroads in terms of development and industrialization, the University, as a centre of research and collaboration, can work with organisations like the chamber to find solutions to developmental challenges.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shalom Chinedu, representing the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero, acknowledged that there are many industries in Ota, but he bemoaned a situation whereby many of them appeared to have nothing to do with the University. He said that research is critical in human development, because it’s through research that new ways of doing things can emerge.
While stating that the University was trying to establish relationship with the available industries in Ota, the Vice-Chancellor expressed hope that the coming of OTAGCCIMA will enhance it.
The OTAGCCIMA team, which also included the Vice-President, Mines, Prince Ebenezer Aina; and the Vice-President, Industry, Dcns. Ajibola Gbigbi-Jackson, was accompanied by a faculty in the Department of Economics and Development Studies, Dr. Bowale Kayode.