By; ODEYEMI SAMUEL/ AKURE
The Akure community and the Federal College of Agriculture, Akure, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the citing of a new Civic Centre for the community within the premises of the institution.
The project, called Akure Civic and Outreach Centre, is being funded by the federal government and would be handed over to the Akure community upon completion.
The project was included in the 2016 budget of the federal government and was facilitated by a member of the House of Representatives, representing Akure South/Akure North federal constituency, Hon. Afe Olowokere.
The new ultra modern Civic and Outreach Centre will be located at the western corridor of the premises of the school which adjourns two major roads (the Akure-Owo highway and the Agbogbo-Okeijebu road).
The Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, had set up a committee to secure a befitting location for the project, with the committee later recommending that particular portion of the school land.
The approval of the part of the land for the project was last week conveyed to the school authority and the Akure community by the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria, ARCN, which supervises the school.
Consequently, the community and the management of the school endorsed an MoU to signal the beginning of the construction of the centre at the location.
The Legal Adviser of the ARCN, Barrister Ibrahim Nduku, led the team of the school while the Akure community was represented by the Chairman and Secretary of its Civic Centre Committee, Hon. Patrick Ojo and Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan, respectively.
Oba Aladetoyinbo thanked the Provost of the school, Dr. Samson Odedina, for his cooperation and support for the project and his various achievements in the school.