Rector of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron in Akwa Ibom state, Mr. Joshua Okpo, has been commended on his development of the institution while he is charged to continue with the good work and not rest on his oars.
Chairman, ABMY Investment Kaduna, Alhaji Abdulazeez Mohammed Yola, who made the recommendation, said if other administrators of government agencies and parastatal are like Okpo, they would quickly realise the aims and objectives of the agencies to the advantage of the citizenry.
He said: “The rector has brought tremendous changes in uplifting the standard of the Academy by building ultra modern hostels, ultra modern auditorium halls of high standard, improvements on the meals of the students which allow for conducive learning environment.
“The road network on the campus is another area of note not to talk of the discipline impacted on the students of the Academy. The smartness in the mode of dressing of the students’ points to the fact that the dressing code the rector introduced was firmly complied with.
“The rector has succeeded in giving the Academy a new lease of life.
In the night, the street lights adorned the whole campus; the newly constructed sports complex with the-state-of heart equipment and the library are some of the notable things that have been lacking but with the inception of his administration, all these are now in place.”
He recalled the visit of the Senate Committee on Maritime Transport led by its Chairman, Hajia Zainab Kure, to the Academy, noting that they were surprised to see the kind of achievements recorded within his short period in office as rector.
Abdulazeez said the stride of Okpo had made him one of the best administrators in the federal government agencies, adding that the rector works round the clock from morning till night in the office.
He called on other administrators to borrow a leaf from Mr. Joshua Okpo’s performance to move government agencies forward.