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Retired Lagos Permanent Secretary Gifts 150 Hectares of Land To Yabatech


By Felix Kuyinu

One-time Lagos State Permanent Secretary, Tunde Fanimokun, has donated 150 hectares of land to the Yaba College of Technology to establish a Green Campus.

The donation of the land situated at Apapa/Badagry axes in the state came in commemoration of Fanimokun’s 80th birthday celebration.

Furthermore to the land donation, the celebrant has pledged to build a ₦3.5 billion entrepreneurship centre in the institution. The facility to be dubbed ‘Folawiyo Entrepreneurship Centre’ in honour the cleric, Alhaji Wahab Iyanda Folawiyo is channeled at promoting African entrepreneurship education in the country.


The Green Campus is billed to offer 22 courses alongside over 40 certification programs which will be operated on green principles.

Reacting, YABATECH Rector, Dr. Ibraheem Abdul, commended the gesture saying, “Today, we witness history again. We celebrate the groundbreaking of a new facility, generously endowed by a true visionary Chief Tunde Fanimokun. His philosophy of philanthropy, entrepreneurship serves as an inspiration to all.

“The Folawiyo Entrepreneurship Centre will be a vibrant hub symbolising YABATECH’s commitment to excellence, progress and nurturing future generations of successful entrepreneurs who will contribute to the nation’s development.

“Our administration has been dedicated to consolidating the past and shaping the future. This event exemplifies our unwavering commitment to providing the best resources, environment, and support for our students and staff.

The elated provost appreciated the efforts put in place in the realization of the facility saying, “The success of these projects would not be possible without the tireless efforts and contributions of many, our esteemed partners, supporters, and the entire YABATECH community. To each one of you, I extend my deepest gratitude for your unwavering support


“I express my sincere appreciation to everyone who made this momentous occasion possible, especially Chief Tunde Fanimokun, founder and chairman of the DSE Foundation.

“Let us join in anticipation of the impact and legacy this new development will create, and let us move forward with excitement and determination as we embark on this transformative journey together,” Abdul added