The selection of Dr. Adeoye Odedeji as the official rector of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic in Abeokuta, Ogun State, has drawn criticism from members of Ketu Professionals.
According to the group, Governor Dapo Abiodun was the first to formally name an Ogun West native as the rector of the first government-owned polytechnic in Ogun.
In expressing their gratitude to Abiodun, the Ketu Professionals stated that Abiodun had lifted the standard for justice, equity, and inclusivity as defining characteristics of governance with the nomination of Odedeji.
The group characterized the development as another audacious move made to promote progress and unity across the various zones that make up Ogun State in line with the values of its founding fathers, according to the letter signed by their Secretary-General, Dr. Olusegun Olaniyi.
They commended the Governor for the decision, which they said reinforced his love for the recruitment of competent hands into the management of the affairs of the State.
The letter read: “We the entire members of Ketu Professionals write to warmly appreciate Your Excellency on the appointment of Dr Adeoye David Odedeji as the substantive Rector of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta.
“We like to note that the appointment of Dr Odedeji has further reinforced Your Excellency’s knack for the recruitment of thorough-bred and competent hands into the management of the affairs of the State in different spheres towards delivering quality dividends of democracy to the people.
“Much more, we are particularly delighted that with the appointment of Dr Odedeji, an indigene of Ketu as the first Rector of the State Polytechnic from Ogun West, you have raised the bar on justice, equity and inclusiveness as hallmarks of governance under your able leadership.
“We, therefore, like to profusely commend Your Excellency for this yet another bold step taken to promote progress and harmony across the different zones that constitute Ogun State in line with the ideals of its founding fathers.
“Please accept the assurances of our highest esteem as we look forward to more collaboration with your government towards the uplift of our great State.”