Naomi Gabriel —
The Federal Government said it has successfully intervened in 64 internal road projects in various federal tertiary institutions and has already handed over 46.
Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, disclosed this in Minna, Niger State, at the weekend, while commissioning the 1.25km internal road to the management building of the Federal University of Technology, Gidan Kwanu Campus, Minna.
Fashola, represented by represented at the commissioning by Federal Controller of Works and Housing, Niger State, Moshood Adekunle Samotu, explained that 18 roads had also been completed and would soon be handed over to various universities. He added that his ministry is currently attending to 19 more roads in similar institutions, making a total of 83.
He noted that gap in infrastructure is steadily being bridged through a gradual process of repairs, renewal and construction of major highways. He said the initiative has now reached schools.
While revealing that much work is required in many sectors of national life, including education, the Minister added that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has stepped up to lead the process of getting the job done.
He said during construction of the internal road in FUT Minna, 30 persons were engaged, contributing to the job creation initiative of the current administration.