Minister of WorksandHousing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has reiterated the importance of using infrastructure upgrade to impact education, learning in every part of the country.
To back up his words, a step was taken to commission and hand over a 1.3-kilometer internal road rehabilitated in Tertiary Institutions in Ogun State.
At the event, Students, Academic and non-Academic staff of the Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta, the State Capital, were jubilant, following the Federal Government gesture towards creating a more conducive studying environment.
In his address at the ceremony, which attracted a large number of the academic community, stakeholders, and members of the public, Fashola, said the objective of the Buhari administration in extending its Infrastructure delivery Initiative to the schools was primarily to enhance the learning environment in the institutions.
He was represented at the ceremony by the Federal Controller of Works in Ogun State, Engr. Umar Bakare, said the project part of the Federal Government’s Intervention Roads Rehabilitation Programme for Tertiary Institutions across the country, adding that it would help the movement of people, ease learning and facilitate speedy healthcare delivery service in the institution.
The Minister, who handed over the road to the Provost / Medical Director of the Institution, Dr. Paul Agboola, declared, “Today we converge here at the Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta to hand over an important asset, a 1.3-kilometer internal road rehabilitated and reconstructed by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing on behalf of the Federal Government”.
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According to him, the fact that the quality of infrastructure and upgraded learning environment in all the institutions nationwide would impact positively on the productivity of students and the academic, as well as the non-academic staff, was already being attested to by students of the institutions that are already enjoying their upgraded infrastructure assets.
In his remarks earlier, the Medical Director of the institution, Dr. Paul Agboola, noted that the Buhari administration’s intervention in the school was the first since the establishment of the school, adding that the act would surely invoke great joy in the hearts of the academic community as well as the founding fathers of the institution.