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Ododo Seeks for more TETFund’s Support for Tertiary Institutions in Kogi

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Ododo Seeks for More TETFund’s Support for Tertiary Institutions in Kogi

” …and collectively, i have no doubt that under the able leadership of our President, a very visionary leader, who is empathetic, we will pull our Country out of economic difficulties and charge with trajectory for growth and development, that will see us in no distance future take our place of pride in the committee of nations.” Echono

Ododo Seeks for more TETFund's Support for Tertiary Institutions in Kogi

Kogi State Governor, Ahmed Usman Ododo, on Thursday, paid a working Courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Arc. Sonny Echono, during which he asked the Agency for more support especially with the new Kogi State University, Kabba.

The Governor, expressed gratitude for the fund’s intervention in tertiary institutions in Kogi state but also called on the Executive Secretary to assist the state with access to improved funding for high impact projects in tertiary educational institutions.

Ododo Seeks for more TETFund's  Support  for Tertiary Institutions in Kogi

“I commend TETFUND for the impact in the development of tertiary education in Kogi State particularly the speedy development of our brand new Kogi State University, Kabba, which recently held its maiden matriculation of its first set of over 1000 students and has fully commenced academic activities.

“I must say that TETFUND has made remarkable impact in supporting higher institutions in Kogi State such as the Prince Abubakar Audu University Ayingba, Confluence University of Science and Technology,  Osara, Kogi State Polytechnic Lokoja, College of Education Ankpa, College of Education (Technical) Kabba, but we will continue to seek your support for intervention in developing critical infrastructure in our tertiary educational institutions to help in advancing our agenda for accelerated human capital development in the state.”

Ododo Seeks for more TETFund's  Support  for Tertiary Institutions in Kogi

The Governor, who applauded the leadership of TETFUND for the support received by higher educational institutions in Kogi state, said that the state government is in need of more interventions for its tertiary educational institutions especially under the Special High Impact Intervention Fund by the organization.

Governor Ododo restated his administration’s agenda for human capital development and emphasised that education remains the most important catalyst for the development of any society and assured that his administration would promote key priority areas in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) in all the higher institutions in the state to ensure that no child of school age is left behind in the state.

Ododo Seeks for more TETFund's  Support  for Tertiary Institutions in Kogi

Responding, the Executive Secretary of TETFUND, Arc. Sonny Echono, commended Governor Ododo for his servant-leadership approach to governance, describing the governor as a hands-on leader who has put himself forward in the service of the people of the state.

He promised that TETFUND would continue to support Kogi State through its interventions in tertiary education to enhance the Governor’s vision of accelerated human capital development in the state.

Ododo Seeks for more TETFund's  Support  for Tertiary Institutions in Kogi

”He further said, the future of this Country depends on people like you, who are willing to make a sacrifice, who recognise the need to serve the people, and who remove all physical of authority and power and make themselves actual servants of the people, that is what the mood of our Country today deserves, that is what the challenges that we face deserves.”

” and collectively, i have no doubt that under the able leadership of our President, a very visionary leader, who is empathetic, we will pull our Country out of economic difficulties and charge with trajectory for growth and development, that will see us in no distance future take our place of pride in the committee of nations.”

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