By Hutson Efosa
The Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa, Surveyor, Dr Abdullahi Alhassan, said that the 2 km road Intervention executed in his Institution by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing was first of its kind in the history of the Polytechnic since its establishment in 1983.
“Today, we are receiving very important dignitaries from the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, who are here to commission a 2 km road project executed by the Federal Ministry of Works, which of course, is the first of its kind in the life history of the Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa, since its establishment in 1983,” he said.
Dr Ahmed stated this on Thursday,18th February, 2021, during the formal commissioning and taking over of the 2-km internal road project reconstructed by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing.
” I must confess to you that the Federal government has rescued our Polytechnic from so many challenges with this construction of 2 kilometres road” he added.
Surveyor Ahmed also expressed joy for the construction of the roads and drainages, which had been a major challenge to the Institution over the years.
In their separate reactions, Director Academic Planning, Dr Yahaya Bello, and Deen of Students Affairs, Jacob Olotu, both expressed appreciation to Federal Government and Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, for coming to the aid of the Institution with the project which they said would continue to be remembered in the Polytechnic for a long time to come.
The Student Union President (SUG), Comrade Adamu Jamilu, described the road Intervention in the Polytechnic as a great relief to both students and staff in terms of access and cost of transportation to the Institution.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, was represented at the hand over of the road to the Polytechnic by the Federal Controller of Works, Nasarawa State, Engr. Isaac Daikwo.
He explained that the road Intervention in the school had contributed in the job creation initiative of the Federal government as over forty people were employed in the course of the work.