Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN on Tuesday visited the Abuja office of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) to seek the agency’s support for development at the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo (UNIMED) and the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa (OAUSTECH).
Addressing journalists shortly after a closed door meeting with the Executive Secretary of TET-Fund Prof. Suleiman Elias Bogoro, Governor Akeredolu said TETFund’s impact has already been felt at the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo (RUGIPO), and Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko.
He noted that his visit was to seek the support of TET-Fund for the two other institutions in the state so as to ensure that development is spread across the four government-owned institutions.
He said: “As you know, Ondo State can boast of four tertiary institutions. In Akungba, Rufus Giwa polytechnic, the impact of TET-Fund is felt. They have been there consistently and I want to thank them for some reasons and to appreciate them.
“But we also have two other tertiary institutions, that is UNIMEDTH and the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH). And I felt I should come in to meet Professor Bogoro who used to be a friend. I came formally this time around to ensure that we change our focus because there has been more focus on two institutions. Now, we want to also focus more on the other two.
“So I came to discuss and expect that sooner than later there will be intervention in the other tertiary institutions. That’s why we came.”
Olabode Richard Olatunde
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State.
March 9, 2021.