Oyo Govt Unfolds Plan To Rename College of Nursing, Oke Ogun Polytechnic - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Oyo Govt Unfolds Plan To Rename College of Nursing, Oke Ogun Polytechnic

Oyo State Government has approved the renaming of two of its tertiary institutions, Oyo State College of Nursing and Midwifery and the Oke Ogun Polytechnic, Saki.

The government said the legislative requirement to effect the name change has been transmitted to the House of Assembly for consideration and approval 

The State Commissioner for Justice, Abiodun Aikomo addressing newsmen, said that the renaming was part of resolutions at the State Executive Council meeting on Tuesday in Ibadan, the State capital

According to him,  the request for the renaming of the College of Nursing and Midwifery was made by the regulatory body while the need to rename the Saki based Polytechnic was to honour a former Secretary to the State Government, Chief Micheal Adeniyi Koleoso.

 “Council considers the renaming of the Oyo State College of Nursing and Midwery. This was necessitated by the request of the Nursing and Midwery Council that the name of the institution be changed. It was considered and approved, "Aikomo stated 

“Council considered the renaming of the Oke Ogun Polytechnic, Saki to be renamed Micheal Adeniyi Koleoso Polytechnic, Saki. Chief Adeniyi Koleoso had served Oyo State in various capacities, and he has contributed immensely to the development of Oyo State and Oke Ogun in particular", he added 

“There’s a shift from what we used to know. People are immortalised when they are long gone but Governor Seyi Makinde considered it necessary and fit to appreciate people while they are still alive, when they can appreciate and reap the fruit of their labour.

“So, this was considered and council approved the name change for onward transmission to the Hosue of Assembly for passage to law. The same thing will happen to the Nursing and Midwery College to be renamed because these institutions were set up by the law, amendments will also be considered by the Assembly.”

He added the government also considered and approved a reorganising of the state-owned Mining Development Company with a plan to increase its shareholding from N10 million to N100million

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