Works and Housing Minister, His Excellency, Babatunde Raji Fashola , SAN has said that the road intervention programme of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing in tertiary institutions nation wide has boosted Students class attendance enthusiasm
Fashola said, ” Currently, there are 43 number road interventions within tertiary Institutions across Nigeria, and the Students are expressing renewed enthusiasm with regards to attending classes, because some defective roads, have been restored to good condition”
The Minister, represented by the Ag, FCT Federal Controller of Works, Engr Usman Yakubu spoke at the formal commissioning/hand over of 1.92km internal road rehabilitated by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing in the Nigerian Law School, Bwari, FCT, Abuja.
Fashola explained that the road intervention program initiated by his Ministry was an investment in education aimed at improving infrastructures in the education sector
” It is undebatable that quality of education will be impacted by the quality of Infrastructure and the learning environment and those who doubt it should simply listen to some of the feedbacks from students in the schools where this type of intervention had taken place ” he said
” A gradual process of repairs, renewal and reconstruction in major Highways had reached the schools” he said.
Similarly, the Minister stated that eighty-five (85) people were employed during the construction of the internal road in the Bwari Law School, thereby contributing to the job creation initiatives of the government, and enjoined the school to ensure that the asset is properly used and maintained.
Explaining further, the Minister said that, twenty-nine (29) road interventions projects had been completed, seventeen (17) of them already handed over in 2020 and now additional twelve (12) are ready as critical intervention to support education, which the one at the Bwari Law School was among.
In his remarks, the Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Bwari, Professor Isa Hayatu Chiroma, represented by the Secretary to the Council, Mrs. Elizabeth Max-Uba, expressed profound appreciation and gratitude to the Federal Government for the intervention.
He commended the Federal Government and the Contractor for the quality of work done and the good supervision by the engineers in the Ministry of Works to deliver the road of high standard.
Professor Isa also appealed to the government for more of such interventions in other campuses of the law school in Kano, Yola, Enugu and Yenagoa.
Giving details about the scope of work, the Director of works in the school, Engr Sunday Bala explained that, the 1.92 kilometers road covered roads 3 and 11, the school ring road hostel A and B and the school recreational center.
He explained that culverts and drainages were also constructed in the rehabilitation work.
In their remarks, some members of the School community; Bello Babatunde, Chinedu Ukekwe and Mrs Stella Nosike, respectively, commended President Muhammadu Buhari and Minister of Works and Housing , H.E. Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN for the intervention, saying that, the reconstructed road had facilitated easy access to the various parts and buildings in the school, which according to them enhanced the working atmosphere in the school community for both the students and staff
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