The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has called on contractors handling projects at the Federal Polytechnic, Orogun, Delta State, to hasten work on the project, pointing out that the polytechnic would boost technical education across the state and nation.
Speaking after inspecting projects at the institution during the weekend, Senator Omo-Agege who doubles as the Delta APC Governorship Candidate, pointed out that the polytechnic was conceived with the intent of making it the bastion of technical and academic excellence.
According to him, academic work will commence from some buildings in the community pending completion of work at the institution.
He listed some of the temporary sites including Orhoera Secondary Secondary, Ugono-Orogun; JAMB Centre, Orhoera; Information Communication Technology Centre, Emonu-Orogun among others.
His words: “Since the state government is not willing to give us a temporary site, we are trying to see some of the projects that I brought here, to see if we can also make them available to the polytechnic pending the completion of the permanent site.
“So, we are looking for some of the buildings we have within the community that could serve as a temporary site.
“We have Orhoera Secondary Secondary, Ugono-Orogun; JAMB Centre, town hall. Be that as it may, all things are going well.”
He noted that some of the projects visited at the institution include the Gateway, lecture theatres, administration blocks, faculty buildings, and library among others.
It will be recalled that the Bill establishing the polytechnic which was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari in April 2022, was sponsored by Senator Omo-Agege.
The lawmaker was accompanied on the visit by the Chairman, APC Delta Central Senatorial District, Chief Paulinus Akpeki.
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