FG Hands Over 2.5 Kilometres Internal Roads At UMTH
A total of 2.5 kilometres internal roads rehabilitated at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing have been handed over by the Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN.
Speaking at the event the Chief Medical Director of University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Professor Ahmed Ahidjo commended President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR and Ministry of Works and Housing for selecting the institute as beneficiary of the intervention programme.
The Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN, who was represented at the handing over ceremony by the Federal Controller of Works Borno State, Engineer Amos Adams Tongman explained that the intervention by the Federal Government in the development of infrastructure in the tertiary institutions was to boost quality of education, give students a renewed hope and enthusiasm with regards to attending classes because some defective roads have been restored to motorability.
"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 the students of the schools where this type of intervention has taken place." he said.
He said that the 2.5 kilometers road network was a laudable project as it would ease movement of both students and staff of the institute within the campus.
The CMD said, "We are fortunate to be able to witness this handing over occasion of roads rehabilitated by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing. We thank you for your tremendous support in bringing out our landmark project which is being commissioned today. "
The four rehabilitated roads were renamed: Former Ring Road now Babatunde Raji Fashola Road, former Kidney Centre to Engineering Road now Mohammed Bukar Road, former Engineering Junction to Polio Laboratory Road now Professor Jibrin Aminu Road and lastly, School of Nursing Road to Babangida Hussaini Road.
In the words of Professor Ahidjo:’’ These roads are renamed in recognition of the great contributions they have made to the success story we are celebrating”, he said.
On the impact of the road, the President of the Students Union Government (SUG) of the institute, Comrade Hakuri Tamus said the intervention had been a big blessing to the students and management of the institution as well.
"We are grateful to the Minister. We are very happy that the roads have been fixed. Because of the sandy nature of the roads before the intervention students usually fall from bikes. We have recorded a lot of accidents on these roads," he explained.
The Students Union Vice President Comrade Wakhumahysel Peter expressed joy that the project was completed during her time. “We thank President Buhari and the Honourable Minister for making this happen. It will attract more students to the school. It will boost our learning activities as the roads will ease our movement within the school premise,’’ she said.
THE PERMANENT SECRETARY, FMW&H, BABANGIDA HUSSAINI REPRESENTED BY ENGR. FUNSO ADEBIYI, DIRECTOR HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION DEPARTMENT, FEDERAL CONTROLLER, NIGER STATE, ENGR. I.F. UMEH, REPRESENTATIVE OF MESSRS. SALINI NIGERIA LIMITED INSPECTING THE DUALIZATION OF SULEJA-MINNA ROAD, PHASE II, (KM 40+000-KM 101+000) CONTRACT NO. 6267 IN NIGER STATE ON THE 24TH MARCH, 2021.
The Permanent Secretary, FMW&H, Babangida Hussaini represented by Engr. Funso Adebiyi, Director Highway Construction and Rehabilitation Department, Federal Controller, Niger State, Engr. I.F. Umeh, representative of Messrs. Salini Nigeria Limited inspecting the Dualization of Suleja-Minna Road, Phase II, (KM 40+000-KM 101+000) Contract No. 6267 in Niger State on the 24th March, 2021.
THE PERMANENT SECRETARY, FMW&H, BABANGIDA HUSSAINI REPRESENTED BY ENGR. FUNSO ADEBIYI, DIRECTOR HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION DEPARTMENT, ENGR. I.F. UMEH, FEDERAL CONTROLLER, NIGER STATE INSPECTING THE ON-GOING RECONSTRUCTION OF LAMBATA-LAPAI-BIDA ROAD IN NIGER STATE
The Permanent Secretary, FMW&H, Babangida Hussaini represented by Engr. Funso Adebiyi, Director Highway Construction and Rehabilitation Department, Engr. I.F. Umeh, Federal Controller, Niger State Inspecting the on-going reconstruction of Lambata-Lapai-Bida Road in Niger State