By Ovedhe Jerry

The Alumni Association University of Ibadan, Asaba chapter have commended the Rector of the Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Prof.  Job Akpodiete, on his well deserved appointment, saying “No doubt as an academia, and a technocrat in the temple of education, who have proven himself through contributions and achievements in the reformation of the educational sector”.

The Alumni Association made these commendation, during their courtesy visit to the Delta state Polytechnic, Ozoro, by the Alumni Association, Asaba chapter headed by Sir Patrick Origho, the immediate past Head of Civil Service, Delta State.

They equally extended their appreciation to the Delta State Governor, His Excellency, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, for appointing one of their own to take over the affairs of the institution and simultaneously the governor’s determination and vision in reforming the State’s Educational sector, despite its limited resources.

Sir Patrick Origho while eulogizing Prof. Akpodiete commitment to the development of the educational sector in the state said that “it is a testimony of huge vision, hard work and professional diligence and recognition of his commitment to excellence service career while saying it is a plus to the Alumni for appointing one of their own”.

He also charged the rector to imbibe the spirit of oneness, commitment and total dedication to duty in order to move the institution forward, just as he rated Ozoro Polytechnic as one of the best in Nigeria and also called on the management of the institution to give the new Rector Prof. Job Akpodiete  their maximum co-operation for a progressive growth to bear in all ramifications.

The Alumni Chieftain also described . Prof. Job Akpodiete  as a Reverend gentleman who has also proven himself as a servant of God through his humility and dedication to God’s work, which has earned him the rectorship of this great institution and prayed for the newly appointed rector saying, it is the prayer of the Alumni Association that Almighty God gives him the needed wisdom and understanding to pilot the affairs of the institution also give him an insight to continually build and improved on the solid foundation laid by the previous administration which has equally taken the institution to an enviable height and to key into the SMART Agenda of the Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa led administration and also commended the management and the institution Board of Directors headed by Rt. Hon Funkekeme Solomon for the revile and recursive manner of moving the institution forward .

Responding to the address, the rector Prof. Akpodiete O.J. in his joyous and happy mood confided in his Alumni members that he is over whelmed and delighted in their visit to the institution to felicitate with him over his appointment. He promised to extend his hand of fellowship with the Alumni Association, in order to bring about unity, strength and progress to dwell.

The rector commended them for the sense of belonging in display while assuring them of his readiness to partner and consolidate on the effort of his predecessor’s achievement by moving the institution forward academically.

Highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of congratulatory card to the Rector, Prof. Akpodiete O.J. by the chairman of the Alumni Association of the University of Ibadan, Asaba chapter, Sir Patrick Origho.