Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing

By Jethro lbileke

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday said that the gap of infrastructural needs on major highways in the country is steadily being bridged by a gradual process of repairs, renewal and construction.

He stated this on Tuesday while commissioning a 0.69 kilometer road rehabilitated, and a 0.4 kilometer concrete-lined drain constructed by the ministry inside University of Benin, Edo state.

Fashola who was represented at the event by the Federal Controller of Work in Edo State, Engr. Oke Owhe, disclosed that the federal government has completed 18 out of the 43 road interventions within tertiary institutions across the country.

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He noted that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has stepped up the process of getting infrastructural work done.

“There are 43 interventions in roads within tertiary institution across Nigeria, 18 has been completed.

“Today, we hand over this one in University of Benin, Edo state, as a critical contribution to support education,” he said.

On his part, UNIBEN Vice Chancellor, Prof Lilian Salami, who was represented by Deputy Vice Chancellor (Admin), Ikponwomsa Omoruyi, commended the federal government for the intervention towards the development of the institution.

She said the institution believed that through partnership, the nation could achieve quality education.