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Fashola Hands Over 2.23KM Road to Federal Polytechnic Offa
Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN the Minister of Works and Housing, has handed over to the authorities of the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State a 2.23 kilometres road in the institution which was rehabilitated by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing on behalf of the Federal Government.
The Minister who was represented by the Federal Controller of Works Kwara State, Engineer Wasiu Kunle Atitebi affirmed the commitment of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration to bridge the gap in the infrastructural needs of the nation through the repairs, renewal and construction of roads on the highways and schools. Boade Akinola, the Director Press and Public Relations, noted in a statement that the minister observed that good roads would undoubtedly improve the condition of learning in schools which would translate into greater quality education.
Fashola disclosed that there were forty-three of internal road intervention projects in tertiary institutions across the country out of which eighteen had been completed.
Earlier, Dr. Lateef Ademola, the Rector of the Federal Polytechnic Offa, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment to the advancement of Nigeria by ensuring that internal roads in higher Institutions of learning were rehabilitated and provision of assistance to Institutions of learning through the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND)and other relevant bodies.
He also appreciated the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Rji Fashola, SAN for his positive disposition towards the completion of the project.
He said the road had subjected the staff and students of the Institution to excruciating pain in the past due to its deplorable condition.
The Rector promised to ensure that the road was properly maintained by the Works department of the Polytechnic.
In his welcome address, Chief Oseloka Zikora, the Chairman of the Governing Council of the Institution, said the road was vital to the Polytechnic in many ways, adding that its rehabilitation had saved the Staff and students of the Institution from some health hazards suffered in the past due to the profuse inhaling of dust before it was rehabilitated.
Abiola Azeez Babatunde, the Students Union Leader of the Polytechnic, expressed gratitude to the Minister of Works and Housing for removing the suffering of the students who according to him passed through a lot of stress in the past while passing through the road.
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