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Published On: Thu, Mar 28th, 2019

Niger govt to build N500m hostels in tertiary institutions -Commissioner

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From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna

The Niger state government has approved the construction of new set of 750 capacity hostels in all the higher institutions in the state.
The project is expected to gulp over N500 million and aimed at solving the acute accommodation problems facing higher institutions in the state.
The project which will be in phases will be kick started with the construction of new blocks of hostels at the state owned Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University , IBBUL and Justice Fati Lami Abubakar Institute of Legal and Administrative Studies, JAFLA,Minna.
Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Mohammed Baba Adamu disclosed this to newsmen in Government House, Minna the state capital at the weekend.
He disclosed that the project is in fulfillment of Mr. Governor’s promise to the students of higher institutions during his statewide tour to improve on the accommodation condition in institutions across Niger State.
“It is on record that the Governor, during the mid term assessment tour approved the construction of additional hostels at Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai.
To this end a 250 bed capacity two storey building hostel each for both male and female are to be built in the university while a similar block would get constructed at JFLA. The two project will gulp over N500 mmillion.
Giving a breakdown, the Commissioner said the male and female hostels at Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai would cost N447 million while N124 million would be expended on the female hostel at Justice Fati Lami.
The commissioner also note that the proposed project, is first among the scheme designed to cover the construction of hostels at the College of Agriculture Mokwa, Niger State Polytechnic Zungeru as well as a construction of a cafeteria at Justice Fati Lami Institute for Legal and administrative studies, Minna.

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