Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu told the University of Lagos Faculty of Engineering Alumni Association, UNILAGFEAA, yesterday that it should count on his support for its programs which seek to upgrade quality of teaching, learning and research at the Faculty.
Chairman of the association, Engr Dideolu Falobi who led a delegation of six to the Governor had referred to his association’s projects some of which require the support of strong alumni of the faculty. He specifically requested the Governor to join his Oyo state counterpart Engr Seyi Makinde as Co-Chairman of the Association’s Special Projects Committee to raise N500million for the execution of projects which the Association has conceived.
Engr Falobi thanked the Governor for his past support to the Association even long before he became Governor. He listed the equipment of a Geotechnical laboratory and endowment of a professorial chair for surveying (Mr. Sanwolu’s specialisation) as some of the Governor’s notable support for the faculty in addition to delivering the 2019 Alumni lecture when he illuminated the minds of professionals to take their rightful position in political leadership of society.
In response to Engr Falobi’s address at the meeting, the Governor told the Association to “consider your request very welcome” with a promise to get in touch with Engr ‘Seyi Makinde very soon to work with him so they can hit the ground running.
Chairman Dideolu Falobi was accompanied by three of his Executive Committee members as well as the Dean and Immediate past Dean of the Faculty of Engineering University of Lagos.
They include Prof Obanishola Sadiq, Dean, Prof Funso Falade, Immediate Past Dean, Dr Lawrence Osoba, National Secretary, Engr Ayo Ogunnoiki, Financial Secretary and Engr Titi Omo-Ettu Immediate Past Chairman.
Engr Falobi told his colleagues immediately after the visit that “now that we have our co-chairmen in place and having just received Engr Noimot Salako-Oyedele’ s (Deputy Governor of Ogun state) letter accepting to serve on the 25 member Special Projects Committee as Vice Chairman, we should move on to inaugurate the Committee within the next two weeks”.
Two weeks ago the association commissioned office spaces which were constructed as vertical extension of available space in the Faculty and added more structure to create space for lecturers and the association’s office. The project was underwritten by the 1985 set of alumni.
Last year a Webinar room was constructed and commissioned by the 1999 set.
The association itself, UNILAGFEAA, was promoted by the 1972 set which had been supporting the faculty for more than 30 years.