Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai has signed a contract worth over One Billion naira for the construction of first phase of the long proposed Medical College.

Speaking during the ceremony, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Nasir Maiturare stated that the University would attained a milestone considering the critical nature of the project to the life of the institution.

He said the University was ready to provide the best possible environment in terms of  medical practices, adding that it was hoped to be one of the best medical projects in Nigeria and so nothing short of high quality structures would be accepted from the contractors.

Professor Maiturare disclosed further that contract for the construction of Information Communication Technology  Resourse Centre was also being signed, with serious commitment needed from the contractors who should not only see themselves as working for the University, but as stakeholders who are ready to provide the best for the benefit of all.

He called on the contractors to execute the projects in a standard form , such that international experts to be invited would be comfortable, urging them to double their commitment for  the worthy projects.

The Vice Chancellor stated that the University was expected to be one of the most ICT compliant institution in the country, adding that all tests and measurements to be carried out by the University would be through ICT.

Also speaking, the University’s Director of Development, Mr. Godwin Ashituabedisclosed that the projects were the products of merger of 2013 to 2016 TETfund projects for annual intervention

Mr. Ashituabe who is also the TETfund Desk Officer appealed to the contractors to complete their various projects on time, stressing that this was the first time the University was bringing contractors together for a ceremonial signing of contract.

Also, the representative of the Nigrian Society of Engineers, Engr. Mustapha  Ibrahim expressed delight for the projects and advised that due diligence must be followed in their executions.

In his remarks on behalf of the Consultanting firm, Professor Ahmed Ibrahim Doko assured the University Management that they would ensure delivery of durable and quality projects from the contractors.

He maintained that being between the client and the contractors, they would try to avoid duplication of efforts, adding that anything short of prompt delivery would not be entertained.

The contractors were given seven days from the day of signing the contracts to begin work during the handing over of the site to them.



Posted by Yusuf Adamu

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