The number of Federal institutions in Oyo has increased as President Muhammadu Buhari approved the establishment of Federal Polytechnic in Ayede, Ogo-Oluwa Local Government Area of Oyo State.
This was made known in a letter signed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny S.T. Echono, and addressed to Governor Seyi Makinde.
According to the letter, Buhari also approved a take-off grant of N2 billion for the new Polytechnic from the “funding resources of TETFund for the provision of core facilities for immediate take-off.”
“Also, technical team from 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 L.G.A. and assess its readiness for commencement of academic activities October 2021,” the letter added.
This Newspaper recalls that Nigeria’s vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, promised the people of Oke-Ogun zone in Oyo State that the federal government would establish a polytechnic in the area, after the re-election of the president, Muhammadu Buhari.
Mr Osinbajo was addressing monarchs and other residents of Oke-Ogun at the Bagi of Saki palace in Saki town.
“We have been touring Oke-Ogun for a few days now. We have received all the requests from the people and we will address them,” he said.
“Oke-Ogun deserves a federal institution, we will give you a federal polytechnic.
“We will also ensure that we see to the trans-border market in Saki. It will be part of our plans.
“Buhari is true to his words and we will do all we’ve promised.”
However, it’s not clear if what Osinbajo promised the people of Oke Ogun was approved to be established in Ogbomoso.