[Oyo]–Gov. Abiola Ajimobi has commended Mr Bamidele Samson, the Chairman of BOVAS and Company Limited, for donating a block of six classrooms to Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology (OYSCATECH), Igboora.
The governor gave the commendation on Thursday at the handing over of the classrooms valued at N16million and containing eight toilets and other facilities.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the classrooms have the capacity to accommodate no fewer than 300 students.
Ajimobi, who was represented by Prof. Adeniyi Olowofela, the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, said that the donation was worthy of emulation by well-meaning Nigerians.
He said that the donation was a commendable contribution to the educational advancement of the state, urging the people to support government’s effort at transforming the education sector.
The governor said more money would be injected into the sector as soon as government completed the auditing of tertiary institutions in the state.
Prof. Gbemiga Adewale, the Provost of the college, expressed joy that the company had in less than a year fulfilled its promise to the institution.
He said that the donation would help the college to introduce more programmes.
Adewale, who commended Samson for the gesture, appealed to well meaning Nigerians to contribute to the infrastructural development of the institution.
In his remarks, Samson said he was happy that the project would impact positively on the institution.
Samson, who was represented by his wife, Victoria, said the company would also furnish the classrooms.
He added that the company would not relent in its Corporate Social Responsibility.
NAN reports that Samson was honoured with a community service award in recognition of his contribution to humanity and donation toward the advancement of education in the country.Please Follow Us @ThePageNg