Tetfund, Katsina govt construct N4bn worth Agric Faculty for UMYU

James Danjuma, Katsina

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (Tetfund) in collaboration with the Katsina state government, has constructed a N4 billion worth Faculty of Agriculture for the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University (UMYU).

Located in Malumfashi Local Government Area, the project is to complement other projects being used by the institution at its main site located in the state metropolitan area.

While Tetfund doled out N3 billion for the project, the state government doled out the remaining N1 billion for the construction of the facility.

The project was handed over to the management of UMYU when they went to inspect it as well as the facilities provided in the building.

A statement by the spokesperson of the institution, Abdulhamid Danjuma, commended Tetfund and the state government for the edifice, even as it assured of taking proper care of the facilities provided.

According to the statement, “Work on the multi-billion Naira Umaru Musa Yar’adua’s, Faculty of Agriculture, located at Layin Minista in Malumfashi is now fully completed and handed over to the University.

Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Sunusi Mamman disclose this when he conducted the Chairman and members of the governing council round to inspect the entire project and the facilities provided.

Prof. Sunusi Mamman told the council Chairman that Katsina Stated Governor facilitated the grant of N3 billion fromTetfund, Abuja, in addition to N1 billion also approved by the Katsina state government for the execution of the project.

He disclosed that all the needed facilities have been provided which include a well-furnished 500 seats lecture theatre, classrooms, administrative offices, lecturer’s offices, various laboratories, a ranching area, animal breeding spots, among others.

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Prof. Sunusi Mamman said efforts were put together by Tetfund Abuja, Katsina State government and the University to arrive at the successes recorded by the Faculty.

He commended Governor Aminu Bello Masari for the timely release of the approved funds which saw to the execution of the project as scheduled.

While calling for the upholding of the maintenance culture in respect of the facilities provided, the Vice Chancellor promised that the University would do its best in ensuring proper usage of all the facilities at the Faculty.

In response, the Pro-Chancellor and the Chairman of the governing council Prof. Mu’uta Ibrahim expressed satisfaction over the quality of the job even as he called for proper utilization of the facilities provided for teaching, learning and research.

Prof. Mu’uta Ibrahim noted the quality of the structure and assured the government of the council’s readiness in achieving the objectives of the letter.

Those who formed part of the visiting team include external members of the council to include Prof. Usman Zunnurain Shu’aibu and Prof. Junaid Na’aliya.

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