BY BUSY BRAIN
History has its pages where those who made change possible can never be forgotten. The pages of history are filled up with the names of men of inestimable values. Either positive or negative, a myriad number of people are busy writing their history. The future will tell if history will be kind to them based on what they have written. The truth remains pellucid, what you sow, you shall reap.
With legible handwriting, the Rector of the Federal Polytechnic Offa Kwara State, Engr. Dr. Kadiri Kamoru Oluwatoyin FNSE is writing a beautiful epistle on the pages of history with his new innovative idea and strides of development that have characterized the nooks and crannies of the Polytechnic. The new trends of development are visible to the blind and audible to the deaf. No gainsaying, he has given birth to a new polytechnic and ushered in the era of methods.
In the words of Malcolm X, education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. Dr. Kadiri came to the position of the Chief Executive of the Federal Polytechnic Offa fully prepared. He has his roadmap and template for his administration, he is desirous of change, and he believes in himself with a mantra, tagged the system must work. In all ramifications, the system is working.
Undoubtedly, the Federal Polytechnic Offa is blessed with a brilliant Rector, the Rector’s brilliance is top-notch in the field of Engineering, he is an astute administrator, but he is not careless to rely on his mental, physical, and administrative abilities, he operates an open door policy with his able lieutenants, staff unions and academic board members. He is not a loner on the path to achieving a better institution and shall never walk alone.
Kofi Annan in his classical quote said education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rests the cornerstone of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development. The system of administration at the Federal Polytechnic Offa under the leadership of Dr. Kadiri Kamoru is that of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Dr. Kadiri led administration has extended the workforce in the Polytechnic with specified responsibilities through unbundling and expansion of units, departments, and directorates for institutional growth, staff efficiency and productivity. He appoints and re-appoints capable personnel to drive the system along his desired dream.
On the 23rd of November 2023, the long overdue FEDPOFFA water was launched for commercialization. Yes, it is overdue and that is why it is pertinent to give kudos to the one who brought it to reality. It takes a mindset to break the barrier of impossibility. Interestingly, the water project is accompanied by FEDPOFFA bread. The institution is moving from consumption to production of basic commodities to meet the needs of the Polytechnic community and boost the Internally Generated Revenue. It is a trend of development.
As a thoughtful and resourceful researcher, Dr. Kadiri led the management team to the Raw Material Research and Development Council, National Board for Technical Education, and National Office For Technology Acquisition and Promotion in Abuja in an attempt to revive the research of sweet potatoes into confectioneries which the Polytechnic is known for in the past. This attempt aims to promote the cultivation and utilization of potato varieties to create delectable confectioneries, tapping into its potential as a valuable raw material to contribute to the growth and development of the Nigerian confectionery industry and to seek notable interventions from the agencies for the growth and development of the Polytechnic.
The administration places priority on polytechnic mandate which is research, innovation, skills and training manpower for national development. Through his innovative template, the institution’s skills development centre where polytechnic products will be commercialized to meet the immediate needs of the community has been activated with appointment of capable personnel.
The wind of change is blowing with the trend of development at the Federal Polytechnic Offa under the leadership of the 5th substantive Rector, Engr. Dr. Kadiri Kamoru Oluwatoyin
To be continued…