Ajasin Varsity Takes Delivery of Senate Building, Internet Resource Centre, Lecture Theatre
It was amidst pomp and circumstance on Friday last week that Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, took delivery of its new four-wing and five-storey Senate Building from contractor.
Earlier on Monday last week, the University had taken delivery of an Internet Resource Centre and a 500—capacity Lecture Theatre (Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre) from contractors. Receiving the keys and photo album of the Senate Building on behalf of the University Community, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Femi Mimiko, who was obviously delighted, described the completion of the compelling building as “a dream come true and vision actualized.” Prof. Mimiko, who noted that one of the major challenges that faced the incumbent administration at inception in 2010 was acute deficit of infrastructure, said, “Four years down the time today, we are all witnesses to the rapid infrastructural development the University has witnessed and we can now confidently say AAUA is on the march to greatness indeed and we can compare with many other Universities in terms of infrastructure.”
The VC said his administration would continue to be committed to both infrastructure and academic development of the University. Prof. Mimiko assured that competent hands would be deployed to ensure adequate maintenance of the Senate Building. The VC expressed the gratitude of the University Community to the Visitor to the University and Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, for demonstrating genuine interest in the overall development of the University and for always making funds available. He appreciated the immediate past Governing Council of the University under the leadership of Barr. Dan Nwanyanwu, OFR, mni, for its optimal support and remarkable services to the University. Prof. Mimiko also thanked all the Consultants and Contractors for delivering excellent project to the University. Speaking, the Architectural Consultant, Architect Akin Olusola of the Akin Olusola & Associates, said, “I have done my investigation and I stand corrected.
This is the biggest Senate Building in any University in Nigeria. I make bold to say that if anybody finds anyone bigger than this, tell him to get across to me.” He commended the University Management for its unflinching commitment to the project, saying, “It is a very rare occasion in which you have a project running for two years and right from the beginning to the end, there was no single stop.” The General Manager of Charvet Nig. Ltd., the construction company of the projectPeter Brittain, commended the University for establishing and maintaining a reliable and robust working relationship throughout the execution of the project. The Senate Building, which occupies a total floor area of 10,000 square me tres, has over 260 offices, 5,000-capacity open piazza, a large reception hall, Council Chamber, Senate Chamber, three lifts with seven stair halls, Conference Halls, among other modern facilities.