Kogi State House of Assembly has poured encomium on the Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman for his transformational initiatives and judicious management of resources which have elevated the standard of the institution.
The Chairman and Members of the House Committee on Public Accounts and the Chairman, House Committee on Education, Science and Technology at a joint meeting during the oversight visit to the Polytechnic made the commendation on Monday, 27th September, 2021.
Honourable Ododo Moses, the Deputy Chief Whip and Chairman, House Committee on Education who led other members of the Committee on the visit noted that lots of giant strides achieved by the Kogi State Polytechnic were being adopted by other tertiary institutions in the state which was a reflection of Dr. Usman’s leadership quality in the Polytechnic.
Honourable Ododo further stressed that the oversight functions carried out by the Committee was not to witch hunt any heads of parastatals, but was part of the committee’s constitutional assignments.
He commended the Rector for maximum respect he always accorded the members of the State House of Assembly just as he assured him of the committee’s support to make the Polytechnic the pride of all.
On his part, Honourable Prince Collins Musa who heads the House Committee on Public Accounts stressed the need to revisit the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between state owned institutions and other parastatals with the Revenue collectors in the state so as to make them more effective.
Hon. Musa said some bureaucratic measures need to be reviews for some government establishments like Academic and Health Institutions to be self sufficient and meet up with the blueprint of performance put in place by state government
Other members who spoke in turns expressed delight with the good work done by the present management to restore the dignity of the institution, especially in the area of infrastructure and quality assurance in the delivery of standard education.
In his response, the Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman said the institution has been able to achieve more success and generated more funds for the state with the introduction of Treasury Single Account, TSA system by the government.
Dr. Usman noted that the system has helped the management to block lots of leakages and channel funds into meaningful projects that are now visible to all.
He told members of the hallowed chambers that with the support of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, Kogi State Polytechnic has witnessed immense infrastructural revolution.
While calling for the continued support of the House Committees on Education Science and Technology and Public Accounts, Dr. Usman promised that his administration will always be fair, just, firm, open to all and implement the New Direction blueprint of the current government faithfully.
Other members of the committees on the visit include Honourable Aderonke Aro, Honourable Ujah Alewo Anthony, Honourable Enema Paul, Honourable Ademola Bello, Mr Adegbite Sunday Mamodu who is the Clerk of Public Accounts Committee and his counterpart from Education Committee, Mr
Principal Officers of the Polytechnic were also at the meeting.