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Supply Chain Africa to Build a World-Class Research and Innovation Centre at LAUTECH




In a historic collaboration, Supply Chain Africa, in partnership with Adebayo Adeleke LLC, is embarking on the establishment of a groundbreaking research and innovation centre at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) in Ogbomoso, Nigeria.

Valued at 5 billion Naira ($4.5 million), this project aims to revolutionize supply chain research and development not only in Nigeria but across the entire African continent.

Adebayo Adeleke, the visionary driving force behind this initiative, has expressed an unwavering commitment to advancing supply chain solutions within Africa.

He underscores the importance of research and innovation in tackling complex challenges, emphasizing the multidisciplinary nature of the centre, which integrates fields such as engineering, robotics, and art.

LAUTECH’s distinguished reputation and historical success played a pivotal role in the selection of the university as the location for this transformative centre.

Mr. Adeleke highlights the institution’s track record of producing industry leaders and its central role in the logistics and supply chain network of the South West region.

The proposed research centre has received enthusiastic support from LAUTECH’s faculty and management, who recognize its potential to enhance research capabilities, attract international collaboration, and elevate the university’s academic standing.

This collaboration between Supply Chain Africa, Adebayo Adeleke LLC, and LAUTECH reflects a shared commitment to fostering innovation, knowledge exchange, and collaboration between industry and academia.

As construction commences, stakeholders eagerly anticipate the centre’s profound impact on supply chain education, research, and industry practices throughout Africa.

Adebayo Adeleke, the project’s benefactor, has unveiled its estimated cost, emphasizing its significance in advancing supply chain research and innovation.

He envisions the centre as a hub for multidisciplinary research and problem-solving, grounded in Africa’s rich cultural heritage and indigenous knowledge.

The proposed centre will serve as a platform for research and solution development, drawing upon expertise from various fields to address pressing challenges.

Mr. Adeleke stresses the importance of showcasing Africa’s capacity for research and problem-solving on a global scale.

LAUTECH’s Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Rasaq Olatunde ROM Kalilu, expresses excitement about the partnership, highlighting its potential to internationalize the institution and enhance research capabilities.

The project has received overwhelming support from various stakeholders, including faculty members and industry experts, who recognize its transformative potential.

Professor Remi Aworemi, Head of the Department of Transport Management, describes the centre as a catalyst for innovation and collaboration, bridging gaps in research and providing opportunities for international exchange.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kalilu, underscores the university’s openness to collaborations that enhance its facilities and resources.

He emphasizes the significance of the research centre in fostering collaboration between academia, industry, and government to address supply chain challenges.

Construction of the centre, led by SpaceCube Development Ltd, marks a significant milestone in advancing research and innovation in Africa.

The project reflects a collective commitment to solving complex supply chain challenges and building a brighter future for the continent.

As the project progresses, stakeholders remain optimistic about its potential to drive innovation, empower future generations, and position Africa as a leader in supply chain research and development.

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