Sanwo-Olu and Daniel seek improved facilities for UNILAG’s engineering department
Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and a former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel have called for improved infrastructure and quality education for the faculty of engineering from the University of Lagos.
Speaking at the 2022 UNILAG Faculty of Engineering Alumni Association Alumni Luncheon of N500 Million Naira Development Fund, titled, “A better UNILAG engineering faculty for all generations”, Daniel, who was the chairman of the event, said there was a need to keep a good legacy for the next generation.
“We have a legacy that needs to be maintained when we see the resources and capabilities overseas. I can only agree that we need to improve and produce better engineers,” he said.
Sanwo-Olu said, “The last three years in Lagos have been about building infrastructure that can survive the government in place.
“We are determined; we will complete the blue line. We will deliver the red lines until they are completed.
“It’s about the students, giving them the experience of engineering, letting them see how it all comes together; give them time to interact with construction companies. We can make this place much better than we met it.
Also speaking, UNILAG Vice-Chancellor Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe said that the institution plans to attract more international students and that he appreciates UNILAGFEAA.
“We are bringing an automotive company to our campus; it will be the first in Africa where they will assemble cars. UNILAG is one of the top 15 in Africa,” he said.
The Chief Executive of the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, Ms. Abimbola Akinajo, who has analyzed the transport projects in the state, explained that transport is the lifeblood of every megacity.
Akinajo’s lecture was titled, ‘Lagos Mass Transit Project: The journey so far and the investment opportunities.’
The President, UNILAGFEAA, Mr. Dideolu Falobi, said that the projects for which they were unveiling a development fund of 500 million naira had been respected and handed over by the faculty management.
He said: “Today’s event is part of the current executive’s efforts to ensure that we leave the faculty better than our executive met.
“However, it also gives us the opportunity to make publicly available information on the ongoing transformational activities of the Lagos State Government in the field of rail transport and the opportunities therein for investors. potential.”
During her remarks, the Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Mrs. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, said that it is important to help each other and find a balance to continue producing engineers and resourceful engineers.
“We have to be at the table when political decisions are made, you can be part of the process to a point where people can listen to us and in whatever way we can make the engineering ingenious,” he said. she declared.
The Dean of the UNILAG Faculty of Engineering, Professor Obanisola Sadiq, said: “I am particularly delighted that this event is taking place at a very auspicious time because, over the past eight weeks, ASUU and all the other federal university staff unions went on strike to protest the chronic underfunding of the higher education sector.
“Today’s launch of the N500m development fund for the Faculty of Engineering comes at an opportune time.”
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