The Speaker, Bauchi State House of Assembly, Abubakar Suleiman has commissioned the renovated gate of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi.
The Speaker performed the official commissioning of the gate and other offices attached to it which was executed by the Alumni Association of the Polytechnic on Friday.
He commended the Association for giving back to the institution that nurtured them to greatness.
Abubakar said that: “If individuals and associations like this will give back to the society, there will be a lot of development.
“Nowadays is a time we shouldn’t fold our arms and wait to get everything from the government. We have to contribute towards the development of our society like what the Alumni Association has just done,” he said.
He expressed satisfaction on the synergy existing between the institution and Bauchi State Government, saying the ties are already yielding positive results.
The Speaker who is also an alumnus of the Polytechnic urged the leadership of Alumni to maintain the zeal and tempo.
Architect Sanusi Waziri Gumau, Rector of the Polytechnic, commended Bauchi State Government for what it has been doing to the Polytechnic on security and other areas of collaborations for the development of the Institution.
In his welcome address, the Chairman of the Association Muhammad Mansur explained that they executed the projects in order to payback to the Institution that produced them.
To him, the Association has been inactive for many years but the current leadership decided to restrategize and revive the Association by registering it with the Corporate Affairs Commission and engaging in discussions with alumni of the Polytechnic across the country and beyond.