By Onyebuchi Sampson
No fewer than 46 internal roads have been constructed and delivered to Federal tertiary institutions across the country in 2021 by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing.
Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this in Abeokuta at the handover of rehabilitated internal network of roads at Aro Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Abeokuta. The Trumpet gathered.
The 1.3km internal road was rehabilitated by the federal ministry of works and housing on behalf of the Federal Government.
Fashola, who was represented at the event by the Federal Controller of Works in Ogun, Umar Bakare, said another 17 roads were ready to be handed over to federal institutions, while 30 others are being attended to in various institutions across the country.
He stressed that the nation’s infrastructure gaps, which are being gradually bridged through repairs, renewal and construction on major highways was also being replicated in schools and federal institutions.
According to the minister, It is undebatable that quality of health care delivery will be impacted by the quality of infrastructure and the environment as well as those, who doubt it should simply listen to some of the feedbacks from staff in the hospitals, where this type of intervention has taken place.
He said: “The students are expressing renewed enthusiasm with regards to attending classes, because some defective roads have been restored to good condition.
“This is consistent with our progressive ideal of improving the human condition and that process continues here today as we hand over this one in Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta as a critical intervention to support education.”