By Marok Nuhu Haruna
Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa state has commissioned
multi-million Naira inter-faculties roads network at the state
University, Keffi, aimed at enhancing ease of movement within the
Al-Makura, while inaugurating the project in Keffi on Friday, restated
his commitment to continue to key into good policies and execute
projects that have direct bearing on the lives of the people of the
The governor, who said that his administration has invested so much in
the education sector, added that no society would achieve meaningful
progress without sound education, hence the need for the university
roads network project.
According to him, his administration is committed to transforming
almost all sectors of the economy such as education, health, works,
and agriculture, commerce, among others, in order to reduce poverty,
unemployment and to boost the socio-economic development of the state.
“I am here today to commission this university road network project
and other projects executed by my administration in this institution
aimed at bettering the standard of living of staff and students so as
to improve on the standard of education in the state,” he said.
Also, Almakura while commissioning the 200 bed space male students
hostel in the university, said that his administration built hostels
across the tertiary institutions in the state so as to reduce
accommodation problems faced by the students.
Almakura said: “I am excited today to commission this hostel so as to
reduce the hardship beeing faced by students in terms of accommodation
and to improve on the standard of living of the students,” he said.
Al-Makura called for maintenance culture towards government properties
in order to ensure their durability for the overall development of the
Earlier, Prof.Muhammad Akaro-Maina, the vice chancellor of the
institution, commended Governor Almakura for investing massively in
the education sector and called for its sustenance
Akaro-Maina also lauded Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) and
other well spirited individuals for their donation towards uplifting
the standard of education in the institution and the state at large.
The vice chancellor assured the governor of the management’s readiness
to continue to key in to policies and programmes that have direct
bearing on the lives of the staff and the students.
LEADERSHIP reports that the Governor Almakura also commissioned school
of Postgraduate Studies of the institution which was built and donated
to the institution by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
He also inaugurated the theatre arts auditorium constructed under
Normal 2011/2012 Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) intervention. ELANZANEWS