The drive to kick start academic activities at the Federal Polytechnic, Ayede, Ogbomoso, receives another boost today as President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointments of Principal Officers and members of the Governing Council for the institution.
This is just as appointments were made into the other newly established federal polytechnics and colleges of education across the country.
Dr. Taofeeq Adekunle Abdulhameed is appointed as the pioneer Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Ayede while Mr. Akin Odesola is the pioneer Registrar.
Other Principal Officers are Mrs. Rasheedat Oladepo (Bursar) and Mr. Samuel Oke Ogunniyi (Librarian).
Members of the Governing Council for the institution include Professor Dakas C.J. Dakas (Chairman), from Plateau state; Dr. Muyi Arowosafe from Kwara state; Chinwe Mabel Chigibo from Enugu state; Hon Abdulmuminu Hassan, from Bauchi state; and Mrs. Muslmat Salau, Oyo state.
The inauguration of the chairmen and members of the Governing Council of all the newly established institutions would be performed by the Minister for Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu on a date to be announced.
Meanwhile, Dr. Taofeeq Adekunle AbdulHameed, an engineer, hails from Iwo, Osun state. He holds PhD (Technology Management); M. Eng (Electrical Engineering); M.Sc. (Technology Management); M.Sc. (Industrial & Production Engineering), MNSE, FIMC. He was a former Dean of the School of Engineering Technology and until his appointment as Rector, Fedpoly, Ayede, the Chief Imam of Federal Polytechnic, Ede.
Akin Odesola until now was Deputy Registrar, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso and has been a gospel musician since 1988 under the label Tunmise Music. He studied English Language and Literature at the University of Ilorin.