Otedola Donates State-of-the-Art Faculty of Engineering Complex to Augustine University
Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola has commissioned a multi-billion-naira faculty of engineering complex at Augustine University, situated in Ilara, Epe, Lagos State. Otedola, who was recently named the university’s Chancellor, handed over the edifice to the school in the presence of his mother and inspirer of the project, Lady Doja Otedola.
The school, in return, named the engineering faculty building after Lady Doja Otedola in appreciation of her passion towards the betterment of the university and its students.
Proprietor of the institution and Archbishop of the Metropolitan Sea of Lagos, Archbishop Adewale Martins, and other dignitaries were present.
In his remark at the occasion, Otedola said he committed to donating one engineering faculty building to the school in March 2018 but later increased his commitment during his mother’s 90th birthday celebration.
In his words: “It is with thanksgiving to God that I express my great delight for today’s ceremony for the commissioning of the first block of the engineering complex of Augustine University. I thank God that my dream of donating the first block of the faculty of engineering building has become a reality.
“On the 11th of March 2018, at the fundraising dinner organised by my sister, Dame Sena Anthony, I made the commitment to donate one building of the faculty of engineering to the university.”
Otedola also assured the university of his plans to complete the project’s second phase, according to ThisDay.
He added that his dream was to support Augustine University to become the centre of excellence in Africa for the study of various disciplines of engineering.