The Federal Government has permitted the sum of N400 billion for infrastructural development and provision of fundamental desires for Nigerian universities in step with its plans to cause them to meet international standards.
President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) Comrade Samson Ugwoke said this at the weekend whilst addressing union people at SSANU’s National Executive Committee (NEC) assembly held on the University of Abuja.
Ugwoke stated file on the approval may be made available nowadays at the assembly of the Presidential Committee on Implementation of the wishes evaluation in the universities with the leaders of SSANU, National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
While briefing individuals at the sports of the Governor Gabriel Suswam’s led universities needs evaluation implementation committee, Ugwoke said the cited sum isn’t like the N100 billion Governor Suswam has raised to tackle the troubles of Nigerian universities inside the yr 2013.
“Let me come up with a tip of what the Needs Assessment Committee is doing. The President has accredited that inside the next four years, N400 billion might be expended in infrastructural improvement of Nigerian universities to transform the colleges to worldwide preferred.
“N100 billion has been raised by way of Suswam Committee; he has completed that already. Sixty one universities have been pencilled down as contained within the Needs Assessment Committee record. These sixty one universities will percentage the N100 billion in diverse categories which include refurbishing and upkeep of lecture theatres and lecture halls, refurbishing and upkeep of laboratory/library and the maintenance of hostels.
“The 2nd class is building of latest hostels of worldwide popular; self-incorporate rooms, the latest version within the world. That is the usual to be constructed in every university, and additionally the nation of the art laboratories in addition to school rooms, lecture theatres and the halls,” Ugwoke stated.
Speaking of welfare of members, Ugwoke stated: “I recognise that our contributors can be pronouncing that what does the committee says about our individuals. I can assure you that our members will never be relegated, they may by no means be sacked or retrenched, there’s nothing like that inside the terms of reference of the Presidential Committee at the Implementation of Needs Assessment.”