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Ogun commissions Nigeria’s largest ICT library


Oba Kehinde Olugbenle (left); Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed; Gov Abiodun, Mrs. Mosun Bello-Olusoga and Prof Ganiyu Olatunde at the event

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, last Friday, commissioned the largest Information and Communications Technology (ICT) centre at the state-owned Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago Iwoye.

The complex sits 3,000 persons at a time, and is fitted with computers, printers, free Wifi facilities and training programmes required to make learning and teaching easier for researchers and staff of the university.

The Governor and the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, jointly cut the tape to declare the ICT Centre open. They were also conveyed round the facility and the Administrative Office, which was also commissioned as part of the 28th and 29th convocation ceremonies of OOU.

The minister, the paramount ruler of Yewaland and Olu of Ilaro, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle and Maj. Gen. Shamsideen Awosanya were honoured with honorary doctorate degrees.


Abiodun urged Nigerian graduates to use the knowledge gained in their fields of study to proffer practical Solutions to the numerous challenges confronting the nation.

He said though the university was facing some challenges, it has made tremendous achievements by ensuring uninterrupted academic calendar in the past eight years, expanding its academic programmes, providing hostel facilities and full digitalisation of its operations.

Abiodun said efforts have been made for a continued mutually beneficial relationship between the town and the institution.

Ajayi Jesulayomi Opeyemi, of the Department of Engineering and Chinozor Justice of the Department of Basic and Medical Sciences graduated as the best students for the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 sessions. The duo got automatic employment into the state civil service.

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