29 tertiary institutions’ roads completed, 14 ongoing – Fashola
The Federal Government on Tuesday said it had completed 29 roads in different tertiary institutions, while 14 others were in various stages of completion.
Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said this during the handover of an internal 1.92km road constructed by the Federal Government to the Nigerian Law School, Bwari, Abuja.
Fashola said 17 of the completed road projects were handed over to the benefitting institutions last year, adding that more infrastructure investments would be done in the education sector.
He said, “Currently, there are 43 road interventions within tertiary institutions across Nigeria, and the students are expressing renewed enthusiasm with regards to attending classes because some defective roads have been restored to good condition.
“To date, 29 of the road intervention projects have been completed with 17 already handed over in 2020. Today, we hand over this one in the Nigeria Law School, Bwari, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, as a critical intervention to support education.”
The minister, who was represented by the FCT Controller of Works, Yakubu Usman, further stated that Nigeria’s infrastructure gap was being bridged gradually.
He said several road projects were currently ongoing, while others were being completed in various parts of Nigeria.
Fashola said, “While it is true that a lot of work needs to be done in many sectors of our national life, including education, the government has stepped up to lead the process of getting that work done.
“The gap of our infrastructure needs is steadily being bridged by a gradual process of repairs, renewal and construction on major highways and it has reached the schools.”
He noted that the FMWH had been receiving positive feedbacks from students on the roads constructed by the Federal Government in the tertiary institutions.
“It is undebatable that the quality of education will be impacted by the quality of infrastructure and the learning environment and those who doubt it should simply listen to some of the feedbacks from students in the schools where this type of intervention has taken place,” Fashola stated.
The minister said it was hoped that the law school would ensure that the newly constructed road was used properly.
The institution’s Director-General, Isa Chiroma, who was represented by the Secretary to the Council, Elizabeth Max-Ubah, thanked the Federal Government for the road and pledged to put it to good use.