The Federal Government has rehabilitated internal road networks in forty-six federal Tertiary institutions across the country.
The Minister of Works and Housing Mr. Babatunde Fashola stated this at the University of Abuja while handing over a 1.05 kilometres road rehabilitated by the ministry to the Vice-Chancellor of the University Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah at the University’s main campus in Abuja
Mr Fashola said the defective road which had been restored to good condition would renew enthusiasm amongst students to attend classes
The Minister who was represented by the Federal Controller of Works FCT, Yakubu Usman noted that the project is under the federal Government intervention of rehabilitation of internal roads for Federal Tertiary Institutions
He explained that without quality education, a society cannot develop, stressing that the quality of education will be impacted by the quality of infrastructure and the learning environment because education is the bedrock for functional and sustainable development.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Abuja, Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah who expressed excitement over the project said road infrastructure had been a challenge due to the level of deterioration over the years.
The Vice-Chancellor appealed for more interventions in the University to urgently address the infrastructural deficit
“We have been trouble with the horrible road in the campus, if you go round, nobody needs to tell you that roads are horrible, sometimes even dangerous, not just main campus, even Giri quarters and mini campus, these are the crisis we facing.”
‘’we encourage more infrastructure so that so students can have a conducive place, beautiful place where they can research to develop the nation’’.
“I have asked for a map of the entire main campus, very soon this map would be ready, that will specifically be described what is wrong, what we need, drainage system and we hope the ministry would come back to do more”.
Writing by Daniel Adejo