By Bianca Iboma-Emefu
The group managing director of Alpha Morgan Capital, Mr. Ade Buraimoh, has redesigned the recreational park named after the late 10th vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Adetokunbo Sofoluwe.
The landscaping of the Sofoluwe Park was a token of the company’s commitment to both nature and the future generation being groomed in the institution.
In his speech, Buraimoh appreciated the management of the institution for giving him the privilege and high-quality engagement during the planning and negotiations for the project.
He explained that the firm was committed to other projects, ideas and initiatives of the institution and would continually impact the younger generation, whom he identified as bearers of the future.
Buraimoh added that they have hired people who would be working in shifts to ensure that the remodelled Sofoluwe Park is maintained for the next five years, with all expenses paid by the firm.
The Sofoluwe Park, situated adjacent the UNILAG Senate building, was built to immortalize the late VC, Prof. Adetokunbo Sofoluwe, who was in office between January 31, 2010, and Friday, May 11, 2012, when he succumbed to the cold hands of death at the age of 62.
The project was originally inaugurated on May 11, 2014, by the 11th VC, Prof. Rahamon Bello.
Meanwhile, the VC, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, commended the management of the firm for delivering on the project.
Ogundipe said the remodelled Sofoluwe Park marks another achievement of partnerships between UNILAG and the corporate world, which he described as added value to the university’s aesthetics.
He also eulogized Sofoluwe, whom the park was named after. He stressed that the management would continually leverage on partnerships as a way of meeting the developmental needs of the university.
The event also marked the flag-off of the proposed Makerspace and remodelling of the University Library’s lobby by Alpha Morgan Capital.
Speaking at the library, the university’s librarian, Prof. Yetunde Zaid, lauded the firm for accepting to transform the library to a more conducive place and observed that it would improve on the students’ learning capacity.
Zaid noted that the Makerspace and remodelling project was meant to convert the UNILAG library to a more lively, innovative, creative, intellectually stimulating and engaging space for users.
She also applauded the VC, Prof. Ogundipe, who had kept the library on an upward trend, especially with the deployment of artificial intelligence and robots.
Ogundipe and Buraimoh spoke on the need to make the library more contemporaneous, especially as the university is committed to raising graduates who are globally competitive.