History was made on Thursday as the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Alumni Association installed and inaugurated solar powered street lights within the campus.
The Alumni Association also handed over the remote controls of all the solar powered street lights to the school management for use.
Inaugurating the solar powered lights,the National President of the Association, Eng. Adeola Adesina described the installations as the best around and first of its kind.
Adesina said, “These solar powered street lights you are seeing, you can not see such in the whole Ondo state and you can go round to prove us wrong, but I can assure you that you can never see this type of street lights in the whole ondo state.
“The ones we installed are imported ones and most costliest and expensive solar powered street lights you can see in Nigeria today.”
He gave the assurance that the association would continue with the gesture towards improving the standard of their Alma mater.
Adesina continued, “This project which is one of the fulfilment of God’s command in the book of Genesis that “LET THERE BE LIGHT” is also in tandem with the manifestoes of the administration led by my humble self.
“By the special grace of God, this is one of the numerous projects the alumni association has designed bearing the students populace and the staff members in mind, next in line is the renovation of the hostels which will by Gods grace commence very soon.
“Our manifestoes are our guide and i can assure you, we will walk our talk. Be expectant that very soon we will call all the stakeholders and the management of the school for another commissioning.
“My regime is all about transparency, accountability and the welfare of the student is always our watchword.
“I must commend my executives, chapter chairmen and stakeholders of the association for their unflinching support at all times and same depth of appreciation goes to the management team for their continuous cooperation.”
Receiving the solar powered street lights on behalf of the school, the Rector, Rufus Giwa Polytechnic,Owo, Gani Ogundahunsi commended the Association for giving back to their former school in such magnitude.
Represented by the Deputy Rector, Mr Olorunwa Adegun, Ogundahunsi pointed out that the school management was already feeling the impact of the association through execution of various projects within the school, urging them to always be united for them to achieve greater things together as one family.
He however appealed to the association to also look into other areas of assistance, as the school was still being faced with some challenges and needs.
There were goodwill messages from chapter leadership of the association who converged on the campus from Abuja, Lagos, Ado Ekiti, Akure, Ikare-akoko and Owo.