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His Royal Majesty (HRM)
Oba (Alhaji) Engr. Aweda Moshood Arowoduye II (JP)
A philanthropist, an administrator, renowned educationist and retired Public Servant; Dr Abdul Ganiyu Gbolagade Salami has – in every sphere of life – left no stone unturned in his dogged pursuit to raising the banner of his country – Nigeria – and his home town – Kishi – in particular.
Concerned with the general deterioration of the standard of education and the need to improve same, A.G. Salami (fondly called) had over the last four decades been involved in various activities and initiatives to assist his country Nigeria – generally and his home town – Kishi – in particular.
His quests for first ever University in Kishi started a decade ago. Whereas, the current initiative which began five years now under a different name underwent various challenges and has now culminated into the prestigious Novelty Polytechnic on a sole private proprietorship to the Glory of God.
With JAMB recording over 2 million candidates during it’s annual entrance examinations exercise and less than 700,000 absorbable by the various tertiary institutions in the country, the nation has the big challengeof what to do with the large number of young potential idle men and women in the society, hence the setting up of private Polytechnics among others is to ameliorate some of the potential social problems.
The establishment of Novelty polytechnic is therefore to play a vital role in ameliorating the sorry state of affairs and open up opportunities for many young Nigerians seeking higher education.
It is expected that, our community and indeed Nigerians would take advantage of the establishment of the institution to ensure that the purpose for which so much resources have been expended would be achieved. The unquantifiable resources, dedication and hard work of a number of people which resulted in the gains so far made cannot be overemphasized and must be mentioned. Among them is the Novelty Dream Team led by Surv. Abdul Jelil Tijani. I particularly appreciate the supports of our friends from the Offa Lens Polytechnic.
Our friends and compatriots, Pioneer Ag. Rector, Prof. YK Sanusi, Prof. Abdul Waheed Saliu, Alhaji Sikiru Masoroju and Alhaji Taiye Hassan Lawahb deserve special recognition. And of course, the support of my wife Jady Ameena and some of my immediate family members not only kept the project alive but greatly enhanced this fruition. Above all, the Mercy and Grace of Allah and His Decree are the reasons for our success.
Finally, we intend to follow up our application with the National Universities Commission (NUC) for the approval of the GBOLAGAS UNIVERSITY to complete the Novelty Projects circle.