TETFUND spends N365m on office structures at Bida Poly – Rector

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The Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger,Dr Abubakar Dzukogi, says the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) is spending about N365 million on the construction of additional structures at the institution.

Dzukogi told the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) in Bida on Thursday that the projects, if completed, would address the problems of office accommodation being experienced at the institution.

He said that projects were additional staff offices, lecture hall, as well as office complex for Director, Academic Planning and that of Continuing Education and Students Matters.

He explained that the polytechnic had also taken measures to ensure that all projects executed by TETFUND were in line with contract specifications.

He said due process in awarding the contract in line with 2007 Procurement Act was duly followed.

Dzukogi said that the project had reached 70 percent completion are to be completed saying that within the next two months the job will be completed for day to day running.

Dzukogi appealed to Federal Government to release more funds to the polytechnic for the execution of capital projects.

He added that “we are in dire need of additional hostel blocks to accommodate our teeming students”.

According to him, only about 30 per cent of the estimated 16,000 students of the institution are being accommodated in hostel.(NAN)

Biola Lawal

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