The Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos has a new rector.

He is Engr. Obafemi Omokugbe, from the Department of Civil Engineering.

The announcement was made on Tuesday by the Chairman, Governing Council of the College, Prince Lateef Fagbemi, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

Until his appointment, Omokugbe was an academic staff representative in the Governing Council of the College.

This will be a relief for staff of the prestigious institution.

Just on Friday, March 2, the Academic Staff Union Polytechnics (ASUP), Yabatech branch, urged the Federal Government to appoint a substantive rector for the college without further delay.

The union chairman, Mr Nureni Yekini, said the absence of a substantive rector had stagnated progress of the college for about three months.

He also condemned the idea of having the three most senior positions in the college being occupied in the acting capacity.

The new rector was also once chairman of ASUP in Yabatech.

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