Gabriel Enenche —
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola yesterday while handing over 1.8km internal roads at the Federal University, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, said the Federal Government is constructing at least 83 internal road projects across the country’s tertiary educational institutions.
Represented by the Federal Controller of Works, Kebbi State office, James Bugu, Fashola said the ministry had intervened and handed over 64 road projects in various tertiary federal institutions as at March 2022, 18 projects ready to be handed over, while attending to 19 roads in similar institutions across the country.
According to the Minister, this is consistent with their progressive ideal of improving the human condition as well as critical intervention to support education.
“The gap of our infrastructure needs is steadily being bridged by a gradual process of repairs, renewal and construction on major highways and it has reached the schools, he said.
“During the construction, about 33 skilled and unskilled labourers were employed in the process, contributing to the job creation initiative of the Federal Government”.
The minister hopes that the school will ensure the asset is used properly and not abused.