Harvest of encomiums, prayers as Kogi Poly Rector clocks 49

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Dignitaries from across the country, members of the polytechnic community have poured encomiums and prayers on the Rector, Dr Usman Ogbo as he marked his 49th birthday

A statement by the institution’s Head of Public Relations and Protocol Unit, Mrs Uredo Omale said the Council Hall of the Polytechnic and the Rector’s Office were beehive of activities with top government functionaries, Principal Officers of the Polytechnic, staff and students associations who came to celebrate Dr. Usman.

In a goodwill message, the Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Chief Edward Onoja described Dr. Usman as an erudite academic, administrator par excellence, solutions-driven, and an irrepressible goal-getter, urging him to focus on this all important assignment given to him by God almighty.

In the same vain, the Chief of Staff to Kogi State Governor, Pharmacist Abdulkarim Jamiu Asuku in a goodwill message described Dr. Usman Ogbo as a rare and exemplary man, who has distinguished himself right from time amongst his peers and a man with a hunger for knowledge, and passionate about the educational growth of the youths and people. The Chief of Staff prayed for God’s wisdom and long life for the celebrant.

The Kogi state House of Assembly Speaker, Matthew Kolawole, Commissioner for Education Wemi Jones, Commissioner for Works, Engr. Abubakar Ohere and host of others in their separate goodwill messages bear eloquent testimonies of the steering leadership qualities and distinguished personality of the celebrant.

They variously described the celebrant as someone that has reinforced their belief in the aphorism that “leadership is not just a position but a call for service and responsibility” as exemplifies since he assumed office as Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic.

They used the occasion to pray for Dr. Usman to grow in more health, abundant wisdom and long life which he will continue to use in impacting positively in younger generations.

The Deputy Rector, Dr. Kehinde Felix Lamidi and Registrar, Elder Sunday Ayeetan applauded the Rector for his selflessness and the show of total commitment in conducting the affairs of the institution.

They described the Dr. Usman as a leader per excellence and stressed how his good work has given both him and the Polytechnic community a good name.

They showered the Rector with prayers for God’s guidance, wisdom and long life to achieve more and impact more on humanity.

In his response the celebrant, Dr Salisu Ogbo Usman, commended the Executive Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello for his benevolence and goodwill by considering him worthy to serve under his administration as the Rector of the Polytechnic.

Dr Usman expressed his appreciation to his team of staff who accorded him much respect and members of Rectorate in particular, whose commitment and willingness to work spurred him to work harder.

Dr. Usman also appreciated the well wishers for the prayers, awards and presentations of gifts.

He said the awards would spur him to do more and introducing more policies that would further place the Polytechnic on high pedestal.

He further urged the gathering to be more commited to their duties so as be relevant in their field of endeavors.

While charging the students to be law abiding and avoid begging for what is their rights by doing the right thing at the right time, Dr. Usman reiterated the management’s resolve to maintain academic sanity in the Polytechnic.


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