The University College Hospital, Ibadan Oyo State , has benefited from the rehabilitation and construction of internal roads by the Federal Ministry of Works & Housing.
Speaking on-behalf of the University Management, the Chief Medical Director, CMD, University College Hospital Ibadan, Prof. Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo applauded President Muhammadu Buhari and Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN for the value the intervention would have on the institution, adding that it would not only improve the aesthetic of the environment but also the navigation of the whole campus.
“For those who had visited this site before, what you see here now used to be a dead end, but coming here today, the road had been constructed,”Prof. Jesse said.
The Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN represented by the Oyo State Federal Controller of Works, Engr. Oladimeji Awopetu, while handing over the 2 kilometers rehabilitated internal roads to the management of the university noted that, a lot needs to be done in many sectors of our national life, including education which the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration had stepped up to lead the process of getting the work done, adding that quality education would be impacted by the improved infrastructure and the learning environment.
The Minster disclosed that the intervention in internal roads construction within tertiary institutions was the initiative of the Federal Government as part of its contribution to improve the ambience and quality of academic performances in the institution.
Fashola said, “The gap of Nigeria’s infrastructure needs is steadily being bridged by a gradual process of repairs, renewal and construction on major highways and it has reached the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo state.”
“Currently, there are 43 such interventions in internal roads within tertiary institutions across Nigeria, and the students are expressing a renewed enthusiasm with regard to attending classes, because some defective roads have been restored to motorability,” Fashola added.
The Minister reiterated that 18 (Eighteen) out of the 43 (Forty three) internal roads had been completed and the handing over was on-going across the nation as a critical contribution to support education, urging the university community to ensure that the roads were properly used, well maintained and not abused.
Dr. Victor Akinmolade, the Chairman Medical Advisory Committee, CMAC, University Collage Hospital Ibadan, in his vote of thanks assured the Minister of Works and Housing, that the roads would be well utilized and maintained.