The Federal Government of Nigeria has reiterated its commitment to bridge the infrastructural gap in the nation’s tertiary institutions through its internal road intervention project to boost education and make the learning environment more conducive for students.
The Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN made the remarks while handing over a newly reconstructed 1.33 kilometres internal road by his Ministry at the Federal University Oye, Ekiti State.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Fashola who was represented by the Ekiti State Federal Controller of Works Engr. Ishaq Lawalsaid that the intervention in internal roads within tertiary institutions is currently going on in 43 tertiary institutions, out of which 18 had been fully completed by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, admonishing the school authority to ensure that the asset was maintained and not abused.
The students of Federal University Oye, expressed renewed enthusiasm with regard to attending classes and becoming more zealous in the pursuit of their academic career as a result of the reconstructed road.
Earlier In his welcome remarks, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Kayode Shoremekun, thanked the federal government and the Ministry of Works and Housing for the reconstruction of over 1 kilometre internal road within the campus to ease vehicular movement and other activities. He urged the Minister not to abandon the school in subsequent budgetary provisions as more projects were begging for attention.
He also appealed to the federal government to continue to partner with the school towards ensuring the provision of necessary social amenities to cater for over twenty thousand students of the university.
The occasion was witnessed by top government officials and management staff of the institution.
Director Press & Public Relations
March 17, 2020.