The traditional ruler of Itapa Ekiti, Oba Makanjuola Ajaja, said on Friday that 13 hectares of land had been gifted to the Federal University of Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) as part of the community’s contribution to the development of this educational institution, Globalgistng reports.
The traditional ruler made this discovery during a courtesy visit to Vice-Chancellor FUOYE, Prof. Abayomi Fasina, in Oye-Ekiti. The traditional ruler praised the management of the school for creating the School pre-degree program in the community.
“On behalf of all the sons and daughters of Itapa-Ekiti, I would like to express our deep gratitude to the management of the university for considering us as the host of the pre-graduate programs of the institution.
Having said that, I want to inform the Vice-Chancellor that the Itapa community has kindly released a 13-hectare plot of land for the university free of charge.
The land has already been surveyed and the community has waived all other requirements the institution needs to fulfill on it so that work can begin on the land in earnest.
“We pray that the visibility of the university under the supervision of the vice-chancellor will be raised to greater heights.
“We also seek the indulgence of the vice-chancellor to praise the pioneering efforts of a workaholic gentleman, Dr Akintola, the Director of pre-degree programmes, at the Itapa-Ekiti campus. He has been doing a great job.
“The rejuvenation efforts going on at the campus is better seen than imagined,” he said.
Reacting, the vice-chancellor expressed appreciation to Itapa community for their tremendous support to the university, which, he said, informed the land given to it.