The satellite campus of Kwara State University (KWASU) in Osi community of Kwara south is ready for commissioning, while the institution’s School of Business and Governance in Ilorin, Kwara south has also reached 65 percent completion level. OLADIPO MAGAJI reports.
All is now set for the commissioning of Kwara State University(KWASU) School of Business and Governance, located in Ilorin, the state capital.
KWASU, established by the administration of Dr Bukola Saraki has its main campus in Malete, Moro local government area in Kwara north senatorial district.
In order to give the other two zones in the state a sense of belonging, the incumbent Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed initiated a satellite campus for the institution in Osi, Ekiti local government area (Kwara south) and the School of Business and Governance in Ilorin ( Kwara central).
The state government has also assured that the ongoing construction of Osi campus of KWASU would be completed before the present administration leaves office.
The Project consultant for Osi campus, Architect Jamiu Faworaja who conducted the State Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Barrister Abdullah Alikinla round the edifice in Ilorin during an inspection visit to project site said that the project is 90 per cent completed.
The project consultant told the commissioner that the edifice contained twelve classrooms, mini-lecture room, seminar room, library among others.
He explained that outing work included mechanical and electrical fittings, furniture, landscaping and perimeter fencing were not captured in the earlier agreement.
He told newsmen that a report on perimeter fencing had been sent to the Governor for approval, assuring that the fencing would be completed as soon as it is approved.
Faworaja who spoke through Engr Seun Ojo told the commissioner and his team that the project is carefully carried out in accordance with specifications and assured that the project would be completed and delivered by December this year.
The state commissioner for Tertiary Education, Barrister Abdullah Alikinla in his response expressed satisfaction over the level of work done, saying that “the level of work done is commendable and satisfactory”.
He explained that what was left is perimeter fencing and road network, and assured that all would be completed as soon as the project got the governor’s approval.
He added that the fencing of the premises would be approved within few weeks by the governor with a view to guaranteeing adequate security in and around the post graduate school.
He maintained that the state governor is eager to commission the project and see it being put to use by students from across the nooks and crannies of the country
The commissioner who also visited the Osi campus of the university said the projectwould be completed before the present administration leaves office.
Some of the facilities inspected included students hostel, lecture hall, staff quarter, lecture theatres, college buildings A and B among others.
The commissioner who expressed satisfaction over the level and quality of work done on the project, said it is commensurate with funds released for the project under Kwara State Infrastructure Development Fund(IFK)
Alikinla added that the state government is committed to the completion of the project on schedule.
The contractor handling the project, Engr Tunji Folami said the project is at 65 percent completion.
He assured that the project would be delivered in the next few months based on the assurance from the state government of continuous prompt release of funds.
Folami added that citing of the campus in Osi community had opened doors of economic opportunities for the people of the community and the state in general.
He said the company had met the expectations of the state government in terms the quality of job done and promised to sustain the tempo.
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