Ogun converts MAPOLY to Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology
The State-owned Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) has been approved to become Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta by the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun on Monday after the bill has been signed to law.
This was carried out during the State Executive Council meeting at the Governor’s office in Abeokuta.
He has also signed into law another bill to establish the Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia, in Yewa area of the state.
Amosun, who signed the bills during the State Executive Council meeting at the governor’s office in Abeokuta, noted that the MKO University, which would operate a multi-campus system, is expected to boost science and technology in the state.
The Speaker of the House, Suraj Adekunbi, said the House gave the bill accelerated passage because of the priority the government accorded education, noting that the establishment of the two institutions would create more jobs in the state.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, this is the highest honour bestowed on the late Moshood Kashimawo Olarenwaju Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential poll, rated worldwide as one of the freest and best elections in the history of the country, although the Ogun State government had named the state polytechnic and the state stadium in Abeokuta after the late Abiola.