Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state, has commissioned a 14, 000 capacity Olympic size stadium, complete with 149 toilets and 89 urinal systems.
While commissioning the stadium and a series of other projects at the Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Okowa stressed the need for managers of government institutions to ensure that finances are accountably utilized to the benefits of the masses.
According to him, the recession affecting the country has called for proper utilization of resources to avoid any form of wastage.
Students and guests showed up in numbers as the governor accompanied by top government functionaries commissioned the projects.
Other projects included a laboratory building for science laboratory technology department, engineering workshop for the department of chemical engineering, restructured Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro main gate, firefighting station building, firefighting truck and back up truck as well as a two Kilometre campus road.
The school management saw the achievement as a dream come true as the Chairman Governing Board Ozoro Polytechnic, Funke Solomon, commended Governor Okowa for his assistance which made it possible for such landmark projects to be executed.
The Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr Jacob Oboreh, on the other hand disclosed that the projects were executed by the staff and students of the institution.
“I have firm belief that as a Polytechnic that trains manpower for the technical development of our nation, we have the manpower and all the skills required for the execution of these projects,” he said.
He added that “we adopted a model whereby staff and students in engineering, building technology and quantity surveying departments are involved in the construction and execution of all our projects under the co-ordination and supervision of the Director of Works who is a COREN registered civil engineer.”
Seemingly pleased by the achievements of the institution authorities, the governor stressed the need for a better financial management and accountability, while also expressing confidence in the quality of training acquired by students
“It is one thing to generate fund, it is another to make accountable use of such fund and I believe that students will leave this institution well equipped for the future”.
Governor Okowa used the occasion to sue for peace in the state to ensure speedy development.
Established on November 12, 2002, Ozoro Polytechnic is known for excellence in Agriculture, Computing and Information Technology, Fashion Design , Arts and Sports.
Besides its primary areas of specialization, all students are trained in Computing and Information Technology as well as business and entrepreneurship.