DANGOTE TO ACQUIRE N220MILLION CEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR FEDERAL POLYTHECNIC ILARO
The Rector posited that as soon as they get the equipment the institution will begin the course, adding that, ”we have collaboration with Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN, a cement group headed by Dangote’.
‘He sponsored the curriculum for the cement technology and to the glory of God Dangote has approved equipment worth N 220million for the polytechnic so we are waiting for the equipment before we can start the courses on cement technology’.
”Through MAN we recently exhibited some of the equipment that we have already invented. We have supplied many companies some of our equipment and some other companies are still ordering for them”
Penpushing further reports that Aluko submitted that the institution is waiting for the Minister of Science and Technology to give approval to launch the inventions officially, adding that.the institution has fabricated palm oil producing line and electric mail box prolification.
The Rector explained that all the inventions have shown that are working diligently for the polytechnic, stating, ”In our primary mandate, that is in research and development, the polytechnic has not been lagging behind.
”We know the problem of unemployment in Nigeria so that is why we are making sure that we add value to all of our products so as to perform effectively when they get to the labour market. We are the only school in Nigeria that have a driving school because we notice that there are some job that will require that you have driving experience’
‘For example if you are a journalist and your editor wants you to cover an assignment and he gives you a vehicle to convey you there, he will not give you a driver that will drive you so you must know how to drive and that is why we have introduced driving as a course” he concluded