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TETFund Hands Over Roads To UniJos

Imran Musa
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The University of Jos is now wearing a new look following the completion of several projects by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) in the institution.

The projects included two road projects which grant easy access to the university’s Naraguta Campus and expanded road network linking different facilities on the campus.

Another is the newly constructed and rehabilitated Academic Loop Road B1 and Access Road to the Faculty of Engineering.

Speaking at the taking over ceremony of the road projects from the project contractors, Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Seddi Sebastian Maimako, expressed satisfaction with the quality and timely delivery of the jobs.

Professor Maimako named the newly constructed and rehabilitated Academic Loop Road B1 and Access Road, Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro Road’, saying, the gesture was in recognition of the magnanimity and generosity of the TETFund Executive Secretary, who also facilitated many projects and infrastructural interventions in the institution.

Briefing the principal officers of the university on the projects earlier, the Director of Physical Facilities, Architect Halima Auta, represented by a Senior Deputy Director, Adesina Akande, said the access road linking the Econometric Laboratory was designed to cover over 0.23 kilometres, but that the contractor extended it beyond that distance without charging the university for the additional N5,000,000 cost incurred.

He said the work comprised site clearance and earthworks, construction of lined drain and access culverts, laying of concrete kerbs, surface dressing and overlaying with asphaltic concrete, among others.

In their separate remarks, representatives of the project contractors, Maren Jonah of Jodalsam Global Limited and Pam Bok of MJD Ventures Limited, both expressed gratitude to the university administration for the opportunity to contribute their quota to the development of the institution.


Source: Daily Trust

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