Man donates 150 hectares, N3.5b to YABATECH

By Ologeh Joseph Chibu

The oldest Higher institution in Nigeria, Yaba College of Technology has been lifted up with 150 hectares of land and another donation of N3.6b coming from an individual.

The former Permanent Secretary Tunde Fanimokun who made the donations to Yaba College of Technology said the land is to help the old school establish a Green Campus.

The YABATECH’s Rector, Dr. Ibraheem Abdul described the project as a milestone.

The 150 hectares are located at the Apapa/Badagry area.

Fanimokun said the
donation to mark his 80th birthday and the birthday of his daughter

The statement made available to Irohinoodua by Fanimokun said the great Mega Smart City; Snake Island Project (SIP), Badagry is one of the milestones and a dream project.

The project is close to the British International School (BIS) model at Badagry and a 400 Mega Watts Power Generation Plant, (PREPOL), Prestige Power Limited.

The project is said to be the first of such in Nigeria.

The Green Campus is expected to offer 22 courses and over 40 other on sustainable development.

He is also to build a ₦3.5 billion entrepreneurship centre to be named the Folawiyo Entrepreneurship Centre.

He said Falawiyo is his mentor and has built the centre to honour him.

The YABATECH rector said “In the same vein, he is to build a N3.5 billion entrepreneurship centre for the college in honour of his mentor, Folawiyo. The Green Campus is expected to run about 22 courses and over 40 other programmes on certification on sustainable development and other areas of developmental needs,” Fanimokun said.

He spoke further “Today, we witness history again. We celebrate the groundbreaking of a new facility, generously endowed by a true visionary Chief Tunde Fanimokun. His philosophy of philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and good governance (PEG) serves as an inspiration to all.”

Abdul said the Folawiyo Entrepreneurship Centre “will be a vibrant hub, symbolising YABATECH’s commitment to excellence, progress, and nurturing future generations of successful entrepreneurs who will contribute to the nation’s development.

“Our administration has been dedicated to consolidating the past and shaping the future. This event exemplifies our unwavering commitment to providing the best resources, environment, and support for our students and staff.

He said the success of these projects would not be possible without the tireless efforts and contributions of many, our esteemed partners, supporters, and the entire YABATECH community.

“To each one of you, I extend my deepest gratitude for your unwavering support.

“I express my sincere appreciation to everyone who made this momentous occasion possible, especially Chief Tunde Fanimokun, founder and chairman of the DSE Foundation.

He spoke further “Let us join in anticipation of the impact and legacy this new development will create, and let us move forward with excitement and determination as we embark on this transformative journey together.”

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