By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure Ondo State, Prof. Joseph Fuwape has applauded the Federal Government for the initiative of intervention in the internal roads construction in the institution.
The VC made the commendation while officially taking over 1.80 kilometers internal roads rehabilitated by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing.
He appreciated the Honourable Minister Babatunde Fashola, and the entire Ministry for the internal roads intervention project at the institution.
Prof. Fuwape solicited for the Honourable Minster, for the engagement of the students of Civil and Engineering Department of the institution in the Ministry’s highway and housing projects in the state for practical experiences, adding that such partnership would help the students acquire the nitty gritty of roads and housing construction before graduation
A statement signed by Akinola Boade Director Press & Public Relations,said He however pleaded that more internal roads of the institution should be included in the second intervention phase of the project to increase it to 2.8 kilometer from the present one. He said,” We are excited about this, we want more like Oliver Twist.”
In his remarks at the handing over ceremony, the Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who was represented by the Acting Controller of Works Ondo State, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Engr. Olajide Hussein said that the gap of Nigeria’s infrastructure needs is steadily being bridged by a gradual process of repairs, renewal and construction on major highways and it has reached the schools.
Fashola said that the internal road project at the Federal University of Technology Akure is an investment in education by the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing.
The Deputy Vice President of the Federal University of Technology Akure Students Union, Caroline Felix said that she was impressed by the internal road intervention project at the institution, adding that with this development, students would be able to attend lectures with ease.