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Dr. Olatunji Emerges 4th Substantive FEDPOFFA Rector

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PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the appointment of Dr. Lateef Ademola Olatunji, as the fourth substantive Rector of the Federal Polytechnic Offa. The appointment is with effect from 28th December, 2016. He is an Economist and Accountant by profession.

Born on 2nd of    December, 1963 in the city of Offa, Dr. Lateef Olatunji, immediately after his elementary education, enrolled at the Anglican College of Commerce, Offa, Kwara State between 1973 to 1978.

He was at the School of Basic Studies, Kwara State College of Technology, now Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin for Advance Level Programme moderated by the highly-famed University of Cambridge between 1979 to 1981, after which he left for Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, for Bachelor’s degree in Economics.

He graduated from the University in 1984. In the bid to spice up his academic qualification and complement his knowledge base in Economics with Information andCommunication Technology, Dr. Olatunji enrolled for Certificate in Computing Programme at the Federal Polytechnic, Offa.

His other academic qualifications include Master’s degree in     Business Administration and Master of Science in Economics from the   University of Ilorin. His burning desire to acquire more knowledge would not make him feel  comfortable and as a    result, he left Nigeria for Master of Science in     Research Methods and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with the Research topic in Essays on Foreign Direct Investment Institutions Output Efficiency and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan African Countries (SSA) both, from the Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom.

Dr. Olatunji joined the services of the Polytechnic in 1996 as a Senior Lecturer from where he rose to become a Chief Lecturer. He was at different times Head of the Department of Financial Studies (1996-1997); Head of Accountancy Department (1997-2000); Director School of Business and Management Studies (2000-2006);Director PolyConsult (2004-2005); Dean, Student Affairs and Chairman Polytechnic Sports Committee (2009-2011) amongst other duties.

An accounting guru and economist per excellence, Dr. Olatunji is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN); Member, Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM) and Associate, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).

Enriched with wealth of administrative and academic experiences, Dr. Lateef Ademola Olatunji is married and blessed with children.