The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, will on Tuesday (today) open a solution-driven engineering laboratory complex at the Faculty of Technology, University of Ibadan.
The UI Director of Public Communication, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo, made this known to our correspondent on Monday.
The laboratory, a product of collaboration between the school and the Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas Limited, according to Oladejo, is the first automation complex in the country.
The newly crowned Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Oladejo added, would be the royal father of the day.
Oladejo said the laboratory cost both partners $4m.
He added, “The laboratory will support the repositioning of science and technology in a way to reshape and promote the automation of all engineering processes for the purpose of increased productivity and efficiency in Nigeria.
“The immediate past vice-chancellor of the university, who is now the Minister for Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, will be on hand to celebrate the opening ceremony with his successor and current VC, Prof. Abel Olayinka.”