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Fashola orders a project at the University of Ebonyi

At the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo in Ebonyi State, Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing, officially opened a 0.6-kilometer-long road that had been rebuilt.

Fashola called the road “an key asset of the ministry reconstructed on behalf of the Federal Government.” He was represented at the inauguration by the Federal Controller of Works in the state, Mr. Steve Oluwadun.

The minister claimed that because the institution’s damaged roadways had been repaired, students are already showing signs of increased eagerness for attending lessons.

“This is in line with our progressive aim of enhancing the human condition,” he remarked. As a crucial intervention to support education, this process is currently continuing with the handover of this road at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University. While this is a civil work project, we must emphasize that it is also an investment in education.

“More than 25 individuals were employed throughout the road’s reconstruction, helping the federal government’s efforts to create jobs. We sincerely hope the school will take steps to guarantee correct use and abuse of this resource.

He stated that through a methodical process of repairs, restoration, and building on highways and schools, the FG was gradually closing the gap in the nation’s infrastructure demands.

It is beyond question that the caliber of the physical environment and infrastructure will have an effect on the quality of education. As of March 2022, we had completed 46 of the 64 internal road projects we had interfered in at various federal tertiary institutions.

In addition to the 83 roads already completed, he added, “We have another 18 roads ready to be handed over while 19 are currently being attended to in similar institutions across the country.”

The university’s vice chancellor, prof. Sunday Elom, called the occasion significant and expressed the gratitude of the school to the federal government.

Elom claimed that the route was strategically placed for convenient vehicular and predetermined movement to its College of Medical Sciences and Faculty of Law through the persona of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Prof. Abel Ezeoha.

The amount of dust and muck on the road during the dry season made it nearly impassable prior to our intervention. We genuinely expect that the entire road segment will be finished in the near future,” he stated.

A student at the college, Abigail Ijeh, commended the FG for the project and said that it will help students complete their academic obligations.

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