The federal government Thursday handed over 2.45 kilometre roads to Federal Polytechnic, Kaura Namoda, Zamfara state, as part of President Buhari’s intervention on rehabilitation of internal roads.
Minister of Works and Housing, Baba Tunde Fashola, stated that, currently the federal government has 43 such interventions in internal roads within tertiary institutions across the country out of which 18, have been completed as a critical condition to support education.
The minister who was represented by the Zamfara State Controller of works, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Moh’d Hassan stated that during the construction of the 2.45 klm roads at Federal Polytechnic, Kaura Namoda, the project cost the federal government the sum of N180 million.
He said 45 people were employed in the process contributing to the job creation initiatives of the government and hoping the school will ensure that the road is used properly.
“The gap of our infrastructures roads is steadily being bridged by a gradual process of repairs, renewal and construction of major highways and it has reached the schools, while it is true that a lot needs to be done in any sector of our national life, including education,” Fashola stated.
Earlier, speaking during the formal handing over ceremony of the road, the Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Kaura Namoda, Dr.Yahaya Muhammad Bande, commended the federal government for the project and stressed that the project will facilitate transportation among management, staff and students of the polytechnic.
He assured that the project will be used properly and judiciously for the development of the polytechnic and education as a whole.
In his goodwill remarks, the Emir of Kaura Namoda, Alhaji Ahmed Muhammad Asha appealed to the federal government to construct all the roads within the polytechnic linking to various departments and other areas to further facilitate transportation among management staff and students of the Polytechnic.