NAPS Calls On Ogun Higher Institutions To Embrace Anchor Borrowers Project - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Tuesday, April 14, 2020

NAPS Calls On Ogun Higher Institutions To Embrace Anchor Borrowers Project

Ogun Agric Commissioner, Dr. Adeola Odedina discussing with other team members
Adenike Sanusi
ABEOKUTA - The leadership of National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) has called on head of all institutions to embrace the anchor borrowers project by CBN through Ogun state ministry of Agriculture.

In a statement by the National President, Olasukanmi Ijaduoye reads thus; "The National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) received the news of the Ogun State Government's CBN Anchor Borrowers’ Project which is expected to be sited within some part of prestigious Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere. Our association which has over 21million of members across various Polytechnics, Monotechnics and other Diploma awarding tertiary institutions in Nigeria, including the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere area of utmost joy and desirous to have such a scheme  in the Polytechnic sector.

"We applaud the Ogun State Government through the Honourable Commissioner of Agriculture, Dr. Adeola Odedina for the giant stride towards promoting the agricultural sector of the Gateway State.

"Our joy over the scheme, the CBN Anchors Borrowers Project is as a result of the visionary outlook which our association has given such project, and our introspective look has given a green result. The developing project is one with both direct and indirect benefit to Ogun state and the country's agricultural sector at large, and also, to the benefit of the teeming Nigeria students, most particularly, the Polytechnic students.

"Consequently, the projects is marked by our association as a welcome development for the benefit it accrued to the agricultural sector of the state, and mostly, the sitting of the present batch of  project at a Polytechnic such as the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ogere.

NAPS appreciate Management of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic for giving room to the state Ministry of Agriculture. We also call on other institutions to give room for Ministry to site the anchor borrower project in their institution.

"We are therefore thankful to the Hon. Commissioner of Agriculture, Dr. Odedina who pilots development to the Polytechnic sector and most particularly, the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere, Ogun state.

"The project besides being one that will further add to the already flourishing brand of the Polytechnic, it will serve as advantage for students of the Polytechnic to tap from available knowledge in which the project will bring and also grant the opportunity for the students to key into such 'agric-prenuerial' project, most especially at this period when our country is in need of diversification which could only be achieved from the grassroot.

"The project which we are expecting to commence soon at the MAPOLY will serve as an eye opener for the institution and bring about innovation, such as the establishment of agricultural courses which gives us a more balancing power with Universities in the struggle against B.Sc/HND dichotomy. Also, the project prepares the Polytechnic ahead, should in future further turned to university thus; serving as a wake up call for the Polytechnic in harnessing more on human capital resources and many more.

"These progressive and developmental benefits has propelled us to shower encomium to the commissioner for looking towards such direction."

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