Tetfund rejects projects at University of Ibadan
The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Dr Abdullahi Bichi Baffa has commissioned six out of the 42 projects worth N6.5 billion, sponsored by the Fund at the University of Ibadan.
Baffa who commissioned the Virology Department Building Phase 1, Food Research Laboratory for Department of Food Technology, Academic Block for the Institute of African Studies, and lecture theatre for Faculty of Science among others frowned upon the quality of some of the work, a statement by the fund said.
“These are part of the 42 projects that Tetfund is financing at the University of Ibadan from 2008 to 2014, costing about N6.5bn,” he said.
He berated the quality of finishing for the Virology Department Project, Faculty of Science lecture theatre and the Food Science Technology Laboratory and directed the management of the varsity to recall the contractors to site and ensure that the projects were completed according to specification.
“To call a spade with no other name, the contractors handling these projects at University of Ibadan are not performing up to our expectation and I have already drawn the attention of the management of University of Ibadan to try and complete these projects,” he said.
Baffa however commended the management of the institution on the feat of remaining the number one ranked university in the country, but called on them to work harder towards moving back to its enviable position as one of the best 50 universities in the world.