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The Minister, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola has said the ministry built 43 roads in the nation’s higher institutions.
He disclosed this on Thursday during the commissioning of a two-kilometre road at Federal University Dutsinma, saying the ministry is presently committed to providing road intervention projects within 43 tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
The Minister, who was represented by the Federal Controller, Works and Housing, Katsina State, Mr. Babagoni Tahir, noted that 29 of the road projects had so far been completed.
According to him; “the gap of our infrastructure needs is steadily being bridged by a gradual process of repairs, renewal and construction on major highways that has reached the schools”.
He said that the projects would help to boost the quality of education to be impacted to the students in those institutions of higher learning.
“It is undebatable that the quality of education also depends on the infrastructure and the learning environment,” he said.
Fashola explained further that the Federal government would continue to make intervention provisions in its tertiary institutions for the development of the education sector.
Meanwhile, the Vice-Chancellor of FUDMA, Prof. Armayau Bichi, lauded the efforts of the ministry for selecting the university among the beneficiaries of the project.
He, however, urged the ministry to help build a 10- kilometre road at the main campus of the university in order to enhance teaching and learning
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