Adebayo Adenrele

Builder Garba Saadu Olorunoje has been chosen for the 24th edition of the Late Professor Edward Kanu Obiakor Inaugural Lecture series of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti coming up tomorrow, Thursday 18th August 2022 at the Conference Hall by 3pm.

In a statement by the Spokesperson of the Institution, Adeyemi Adejolu said the Lecture, which is tagged “Building Collapse in Nigeria: The Unending Phenomenon” will be delivered by Bldr Garba, a Chief Lecturer in the Department of Building Technology and immediate past Deputy Rector Administration, Builder.

Garba had twice served respectively as Head of Department and Dean of the School of Environmental Studies among other positions before becoming the Deputy Rector Administration of the Polytechnic in July 2018.

He joined the services of the Polytechnic as a Lecturer III in 1986 and rose through the ranks to become a Chief Lecturer in Building Technology with effect from January 2005.

NEWSTODAYNG recalled that the Prof. E.K. Obiakor Lecture Series was initiated in June 2001 as the Polytechnic’s version of the Universities’ Inaugural Lecture Series, but named after the founding Rector, the Late Professor Edward Kanu Obiakor, who administered the Polytechnic in its formative years between January 1977 and December 1985.

The Lecture Series, which offers an opportunity for accomplished Chief Lecturers of the Polytechnic to elucidate and profess their contributions to knowledge in their respective fields, had before now been delivered by twenty-three Chief Lecturers of the Polytechnic in sixteen different fields of Learning and Technology.

All members of the Polytechnic Community and the general public are duly welcome to the presentation and are expected to be seated by 2.30 p.m.