ABEOKUTA – The youths of Yewaland under the aegis of Yewa Youth Association have lauded the appointment of Dr. Mukail Aremu Akinde as the 6th substantive Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro-Yewa (FPI), Ogun State.
In a statement released by the publicity unit of the youth body and signed by its President, Abdul-Jabar Ayelaagbe and made available to StarTrend Int’l magazine & online – www.startrendinternational.com, the youth describe the appointment of the first Yewa son into the office as historical and an inspiration to the excellent goal-oriented youth of Yewaland and Ogun State.
The statement reads in part: “Your appointment as the first Yewa son to occupy the institution’s most prestigious office 43 years after its establishment on our soil, and your career progression from Office Clerk to Rector are not only historic, but inspirational for the young people of Yewaland and Ogun State.”
While expressing the youths’ confidence in the new helmsman of the FPI, Ayelaagbe, who doubles as the Ogun State Youth Council Chairman, noted that “as a renowned academic of international standard, we are confident, in your broad vision, excellent abilities, and leadership skills to sustain the pace-setter status of the institution and break new grounds of achievements in your new capacity as done in your previous assignments in the Polytechnic and various tasks in the Community”
The youth leader assured the newly appointed Polytechnic Boss of the maximum support and collaboration of the youth constituency of Yewaland and Ogun State to achieve the greater good for the Polytechnic and beyond.
His words “Be rest assured of the continued support and collaboration of the youths of Yewaland and Ogun State for the good of the institution, the host community, and Nigeria.”
The well read new Rector of FPI, Dr. Mikhail Akinde of Aguro Quarters, Ilaro-Yewa, Ogun State holds Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy from the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro; Bachelor’s of Science (B.sc) in Economics from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago – Iwoye; M.sc Economics, from University of Ibadan; M.sc Finance from University of Lagos and Ph.D Finance from Convenant University, Ota.
Dr. Akinde is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria; a Registered Professional Financial Reporting Council
(FRC) of Nigeria; Member, Nigerian Economics Society (NES) and Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Taxation Nigeria.
A Google Scholar and Chief Lecturer in the institution, with several books and over 32 National and International journals to his credit, Akinde was until the new appointment, serving his second term as the Dean, School of Management Studies and has presented papers at local, National and International conferences and holds numerous honours and distinctions.