By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola,has said Nigeria infrastructural needs are been bridged by various rehabilitation and repairs .
Fashola made the disclosure yesterday while handing over the rehabilitated and reconstructed roads at Bayero University Kano(BUK) .
The minister who was represented by the Federal Controller of Works Kano State, Engr. Idi Saje said, “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 explained further that “to date , 18 (Eighteen ) out of the 43 ( Forty three) interventions have been completed and today we hand over this one in Bayero University Kano, Kano State as a critical contribution to support education.”
Earlier,The Management of Bayero University Kano(BUK), has awarded the Minister of Works and Housing , Babatunde Fashola, for completing four (4) road projects and handing them over to the University.
The Vice Chancellor of Bayero University Kano (BUK), Kano State, Prof. Muhammad Yahuza Bello who said the university community expressed their joy at the handing over of Project said they received with great pleasure .
He said the roads were properly constructed with drainages. It was an excellent job done by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing and assured the Minister that the roads would be well used and maintained.
Prof. Yahuza said the road intervention programme at the institution would make students and workers in easy , the road interventions lesser their spending among others .
Meanwhile,the Director Physical Planning of the university,Q.S Muhammad Gazzali explained that the four roads were well supervised and would stand the test of time.
The representative of the contractors that handled the projects, a staff of Views Tours Nigeria Ltd, Engr. Abideen Abdulazeez thanked the Honourable Minister for adequate funding of the project.
This was contained in a statement signed by Henry David Senior Information OfficerFor :Direcor Press& Public Relations said,speaking on the project ,a Pharmacy in Bayero University Kano ,Prof. Chedi Bashir said that “ It is a welcome development that the roads are now motorable and enhance easy movement of both staff and students .
A Sociology student from the Social Science Faculty of Bayero University,Omah Mbah expressed her joy over the rehabilitated roads.
Mbah said the roads are beautiful , motorable and neat. She added, “ My friends and I have been taking pictures on the new roads.”
She commended the Minister and the Federal Government for the wonderful road projects.