Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Thursday said he has approved the recruitment of additional 89 academic staff into various departments in the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu.
Ambode, who made this known at the 25th Convocation of the institution, said that the approval was in line with the recommendation by the polytechnic’s Governing Board.
He also announced the approval for the construction of hostel accommodation for students of the institution.
Ambode said that beyond academics, the state government was determined to promote the institution as a developmental tool to boost the employability of students and improve the livelihood of Lagosians.
He promised to build an auditorium and a standard stadium to be constructed simultaneously.
“The next time I come here, I will not want to address a convocation congress in an open field,” the governor said.
Ambode lauded the institution for justifying the 40 years of its existence as demonstrated by the pride it occupied among the state-owned polytechnics in Nigeria.