The Commissioner Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Mohammed Baba Adamu has disclosed that the Niger state Government has approved the construction of 250 capacity beds new set of hostels in all the higher institutions in the state.
He disclosed this to newsmen in Minna, the state capital at the weekend, saying the project will be in phases and to be started with the construction of new blocks of hostels at the state- owned Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University , IBBUL, Lapai and Justice Fati Lami Abubakar Institute of Legal and Administrative Studies, JAFLA,Minna.
According to him, the project which will gulp over N500 million was in fulfillment of the governor’s promise to the students of higher institutions during his statewide tour to improve the accommodation space in the institutions across Niger State.
“It is on record that the governor, during the midterm 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 N500m,” he disclosed.
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 College, Minna.
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.