Naomi Gabriel —
The Nigerian Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola yesterday in Ukana, Essien Udim Council of Akwa Ibom State, during the inauguration and handing over of 1.1km internal road constructed by the Federal Government to the Federal Polytechnic, Ukana, said the Federal Government had intervened in road networks in 46 tertiary federal institutions by the end of 2021.
Represented by the Federal Controller of Works, in Akwa Ibom State, Kayode Akinwande, Fashola said gradual process of repairs, renewal and construction on major highways was steadily bridging the infrastructure needs of tertiary institutions and it has now reached the schools.
He said the quality of infrastructure had improved the quality of education with positive impacts on students.
“We have successfully intervened in the internal road networks of 46 tertiary federal institutions and handed over 29 as at 2021 and we now have another 17 ready to be handed over while we are currently attending to 30 roads in similar institutions across the country, making a total of 76, the minister was quoted.
“While it is true that a lot of work needs to be done in many sectors of our national life, including education, the Buhari government has stepped up to lead the process of getting that work done”.