Governor Simon Bako Lalong has appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for his approval of the establishment of Federal Polytechnic Shendam, Plateau State.
Governor Lalong describing it as cheering news for citizens of the State and a catalyst for the development of the State and the nation.
The Governor who received a letter from the Federal Ministry of Education conveying the approval of the President for the establishment of the Polytechnic, said the gesture shows the love that the President Buhari has for Plateau State and the desire to ensure the technological development of the State and nation at large.
Lalong added that the establishment of Federal Polytechnic Shendam comes at a time when Plateau State is redefining education and focusing on technical education, and the new institution will connect seamlessly with the new Technical Schools the State is building in Pankshin, Shendam and the upgrade of the Technical School in Bukuru.
He also expressed delight on the approval given for the release of 2 Billion naira through the TETFund for the provision of essential facilities towards the school take-off, and promised that his administration will play its part by giving all necessary support for the commencement of the institution, assuring the host community will also be mobilised for support and collaboration.
He also thanked the leadership and members of the National Assembly especially members representing Plateau State, who worked for the passage of the bill for the establishment of the Polytechnic.