Covenant University Set to Launch Clean and Eco-Friendly Community Initiative
Globetech Remedial Nigeria Limited has expressed interest in partnering with Covenant University to actualise her goals of creating a clean and eco-friendly environment. The company made this known to the University management in their recent visit to the institution on Thursday, October 29, 2015.
While presenting the company’s proposal, the Managing Director, Mr. Ola Oresanya, stated that Globetech has an important role to play in helping the institution achieve its goal of becoming a world class university in less than ten years from now. “Globetech Remedial Nigeria Limited is Nigeria’s leading Waste and Resource Management Company with a proven record of providing successful services that surpass the demands of Governments, commercial and private clients. We are experts in environmental management, planning, construction and operations,” he said.
Mr. Oresanya further stated that the company was interested in providing sustainable sanitation services to the entire University and Church community; a curriculum-based recycling programme to compliment the efforts so far; create employment opportunities and sustainable business, provide a learning model for Waste Management Solutions, and good return on investment.
He emphasised that Globetech was more interested in results than in money-making and thus, would not exploit the University in any way if given the requested opportunity. The Managing Director expressed deep respect for the leadership of the institution, explaining that he had always longed to be serviceable to the proprietor base of the institution.
According to Mr. Ola Oresanya, the Globetech Management developed the interest to partner with the University at the recently convened Covenant University Industry Partnership Luncheon. The luncheon which Globetech attended, was organised by the University as part of a strategic approach to finding a lasting solution to the challenges of quality education and nation building.
Responding to the presentation of the Managing Director of Globetech, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo appreciated the efforts of the Globetech team in coming all the way to express their interest and support for the goals of the institution. He stated that the University was very much interested in a CU/Globetech partnership as it stands to enhance the institution’s drive towards the actualisation of its objectives for the year: innovation, product development and nation building.
The Vice-Chancellor stressed that there was need for the establishment of a waste management footprint in Covenant University, Ota and environs; noting that this would keep the environment clean and also boost the University’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR). He particularly expressed interest in the area of Carbon Credits – a carbon credit is a generic term for any tradable certificate or permit representing the right to emit one tonne of carbon dioxide or the mass of another greenhouse gas with a carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) equivalent to one tonne of carbon dioxide; in essence, it’s about reducing carbon emissions and keeping our environment, eco-friendly.
He further stated, “We are most interested in Globetech coming in as well to partner in the training aspect of the project which would require certification. Ultimately, I am eager to know what this would culminate to in the area of job creation. It would make a great impact. Altogether, institutionalising best practice in word and deed is what Covenant University stands for.’’
Also at the event were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taiwo Abioye; the Registrar, Pastor Olamide Olusegun; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Bayo Oladehinbo; the Director, Centre for Research, Innovation and Discovery, Professor Samuel Wara; Director, Industry Partnership, Professor Olawole Obembe; Head of Department, Chemistry, Professor Kolawole Ajanaku; Head of Department, Civil Engineering, Dr. David Olukanni; Dr. David Igbokwe of the Department of Psychology and members of the Directorate of Media and Corporate Affairs.