COGNIZANCE of painstaking sacrifice of DIM EMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU (EZEIGBO-GBURUGBURU) in determining the content and context of Nigerian nationalism;
DESIROUS to promote the ideals of responsible governance that gave DIM EMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU national and international acclamation;
EAGER to inculcate broad based quality education, through research and learning as epitomized by DIM EMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU;
PURSUANCE of the need to immortalize DIM EMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU to ensure that the ideals of this rare bred personality in instilling national consciousness remain relevant in our body politic; and,
MOVED by the need to establish an institution for this purpose, the ODUMEGWU OJUKWU POLYTECHNIC, is founded to deepen the inestimable values of the sage, DIM EMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU; a man imbued with the virtues of a Greek statesman, captured in the thought of how best to enthrone the good life of the greatest happiness for the greatest number, having understood statesmanship as sacrifice and service to humanity.
The Logo of Odumegwu Ojukwu Polytechnic consists of three (5) shield compartments made up of the rising sun, a book, a lion, a traditional stool and two elephants tusks surrounded by a wheel. At the bottom is the motto of the Polytechnic: “Expect Challenges. Achieve Greatness.”
EXPLANATION OF THE COMPONENTS:
The Wheel- The Wheel is an emblem of technology indicating that Odumegwu Ojukwu Polytechnic is technologically driven in response to the yearning needs of Nigerians for broad based education that will engineer self reliance and national development.
The Rising Sun- The Rising Sun marks a new dawn, a new consciousness and a trailblazer in Private Polytechnic establishment in Nigeria.
The Book- Odumegwu Ojukwu Polytechnic is founded to offer qualitative education with emphasis on Applied Knowledge and Skill Development, imparted by well qualified lecturers. The Book is the basis for imparting knowledge.
The Lion- The Lion is an emblem of strength indicating that Odumegwu Ojukwu Polytechnic is founded on and demonstrates strength of purpose.
The Traditional Stool- The traditional stool is a symbol of hospitality indicating the receptivity by the host community, Ezinifite.
The Elephant Tusks- The Tusks symbolize commitment, honour, authority and statesmanship.