On behalf of the Academic Board and Management of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, I heartily felicitate with the staff, students, and members of the Polytechnic community on the auspicious celebration of the New Year.
I congratulate and commend the people of the State and other Nigerians for their commitment and perseverance in carrying out your lawful activities in the passing year, despite its unique challenges.
It is our hope and prayer that renewed efforts should be made by everyone to support government at all levels to deliver more dividends of democracy in the coming years.
The year 2020 has been very eventful with many unexpected challenges, but it pleases God Almighty in His Mercies and Benevolence to count us worthy to be alive to celebrate the year 2021.
I also applaude the Executive Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, for his continued commitment to lifting the standard of education in the State, I also thank the students, staff, and the entire Polytechnic community for their support in rebranding the institution.
I will also like to thank His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, and members of his cabinet for their unflinching support to the educational sector which has rubbed on Kogi State Polytechnic in so many ways, and we promise to make him proud with our drive to change the face of the institution positively.
We would continue in the drive to making the Polytechnic regain its reputable status in the comity of higher institutions in the country. I therefore call for more support from stakeholders to attain the lofty height.
I want to appreciate members of the Kogi State Polytechnic community including the students and staff for their steadfastness and support in making the school an enviable one and we urge them not to stop in their support.
I urge all staff, students and the immediate Polytechnic community to use the occasion of the New Year to shy away from all anti-social activities and be law-abiding citizens of the country, and all stakeholders should unite and instill a culture of tranquillity and justice for the collective development of the Polytechnic, Kogi State and Nigeria as a whole.
Once again, happy New Year to all students, staff, the Polytechnic community, the good people of Kogi State and all Nigerians.
Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman
Acting Rector, Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja.