Following the age long leadership battle at the Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Lagos Mainland, the Federal Government has finally ratified the appointment of Dr. Obafemi Omokungbe as the substantive rector of the school.
Omokungbe succeeds Dr. Margaret Kudirat Ladipo, whose tenure had since expired on December 10, 2017.
According to a statement by the institution’s spokesman, Dr. Charles Oni, the new rector would be the first alumnus of the 70-year-old institution to be appointed Rector of the college.
The Chairman of the Governing Council of the institution, Prince Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), while announcing the appointment said: “a record is being made today as Omokungbe has been approved by the Minister of Education and the Presidency as the Rector of YABATECH.
“The Governing Council had adopted the best to get the best and God has given us the best. Indeed, it is all that is well that ends well.
“I must say, it is easier to get to the top of the ladder, but it requires ten times the initial effort to sustain oneself at the top. That means, as you have come out in large number in solidarity with the new Rector, you must keep praying for him to succeed.”