*Infrastructure Development is to boost learning – Fashola*
*_…..Emulate Fashola and Buhari in Building Infrastructure – HRH Eze Ali_*
The Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN who was reperesented by the Federal Contoller of Works Rivers State, Engr.Olufemi Adetunji remarked that, “The quality of education will be impacted by the quality of infrastructure and the learning environment and those who doubt it should simply listen to some of the feedbacks from students in the schools where this type of intervention has taken place.”
He made this remark during the handing over ceremony of an internal road constructed by the Federal Government through Federal Ministry of Works and Housing at the Federal College of Education (Technical) FCE (T) in Omoku , Rivers State.
Earlier , the Head of Usomini Kingdom of Egbaland, His Royal Highness Eze Dr. King Eze advised, ” Those who want to come to power after President Muhammadu Buhari administration next year should emulate him and Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN in building infrastructure.”
King Eze said, “This administration has been useful to the community by building road in the school that linked the community which in turn is beneficiary to the economic and social activities of this area.”
The School Provost , Dr. Emmanuel Ikenyiri said, “This College now has good road criss – crossing the two campuses making movement of staff , students and members of the public very comfortable.”
A lecturer in Home Economics, Dr.Matilda Igbeni , said ” It is a facelift. We can connect the entire school now because of the road , easy access is now there.”
A lecturer in the College who teaches English Education, Mr. Albert Ireoma said they are grateful to theFederal Government. He noted that where the new road is built used to be called ‘Bush Path to Farm’ now the place is an open access.
“Students and lecturers are able to access their classrooms and halls without going through bush paths. This new road has been a welcome development to FCE[T) Omoku.
It has given the school a face lift.”
The Students Union President of FCE (T) Ugem Hope said, ” The positive impact of the road is that it has expanded the space in the school and bad students don’t have where to lurk anymore, their hideouts used to be where this beautiful road is built, in the past it was muddy and inaccessible.”
A Student of Business Education FCE(T), Okorda Blessing said, “The road is of good quality. It has given us access to other departments from my faculty. We don’t have to go through express road again before linking other areas in the school.We thank President Muhammadu Buhari for this initiative.”
A snacks and food vendor on campus, Roseline Isreal said, ” When the road construction works started my sales improved considerably because workers were coming to patronise me. I am thanking Mr. President and the minister for the good road.”
A painter who was among the artisans who worked on the road, Goldstone Emmanuel said, “Working on the road improved my income . I thank the Federal Government for giving me the opportunity to earn a better income.”
D ( Press and Public Relations)
December 15, 2022.