TETFUND splashes N900m on Niger Poly in­fra­struc­ture

Weekly Trust - - News - Ahmed Tahir Ajobe, Minna

The Tertiary Ed­u­ca­tion Trust Fund (TETFUND) has com­mit­ted about N900 mil­lion to in­fra­struc­ture de­vel­op­ment at the Niger State Polytech­nic in Zungeru, the Rec­tor, Malam Ahmed Umar, has dis­closed.

He said in an in­ter­view with our cor­re­spon­dent in Zungeru yes­ter­day that 80 per­cent of fa­cil­i­ties in the in­sti­tu­tion were in­ter­ven­tions by the fund.

Among the fa­cil­i­ties are the School of En­gi­neer­ing Com­plex, which houses the Me­chan­i­cal, Civil and Elec­tri­cal En­gi­neer­ing de­part­ments and the School of En­vi­ron­men­tal Stud­ies.

The TETFUND projects, he said, also in­clude so­lar power, which sup­plies elec­tric­ity to the in­sti­tu­tion and In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Cen­tres at Zungeru and Bida cam­puses among oth­ers.

Malam Umar ex­pressed op­ti­mism that the body would give speedy con­sid­er­a­tion to its ex­pan­sion plans for the School of Nat­u­ral and Ap­plied Sci­ences as well as the es­tab­lish­ment of an agri­cul­tural tech­nol­ogy ini­tia­tive.

“We have ad­van­tage of vast arable land and we would want to ex­plore that through com­mer­cial farm­ing,” he said.

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