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Niger Govt. approves construction of 750 bed capacity hostels in tertiary institutions

In a bid to solving the acute accommodation challenges in all the tertiary institutions in Niger state, Government has approved the construction of new set of hostels in all the institutions.

The project which will be in phases will kick-start 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.

The project will gulp over N500 million. 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 fulfilment of Mr. Governor’s promise to the students of higher institutions during his statewide tour to improve the accommodation condition in tertiary 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 projects will gulp over N500 million. 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 noted 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. Alhaji Danjuma Sallau Hon Commissioner for Information and Strategy

Credit: News Digest

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