The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has brought forward its plans to build a 2000 bed hostel and solar power plant
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Management Services) of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Adedayo Yusuf Abdulkareem, has disclosed that a 2000-bed hostel would soon be built on campus as part of the University’s drive to ease students’ accommodation problems.
According to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the proposed hostel building, which would be handled by a private property developer, Industrial Dynamics Limited, is another indication of the commitment of the administration of Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali to the welfare of the students of the institution.
Prof. Abdulkareem disclosed that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has already been signed between the University management and the private developer, adding that work would soon commence at the site allocated for the hostel building, which is expected to be completed before the commencement of the next academic session.
While commenting on the recently signed Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between the University authority and a United States of America based company, Arrow Capital Nigeria Limited, for the construction of a 500 Megawatts Solar Power Plant on the University campus, Prof. Abdulkareem said that the project would serve the immediate need of the University of Ilorin and the nation as a whole.
Speaking on the benefits of the solar power project, Prof. Abdulkareem observed that “the issue of epileptic power supply would become a thing of the past in University of Ilorin”, adding that “the huge amount of money we currently spend on fuelling power generating sets would be diverted to other projects, and we will also have the privilege of actualising our community service objective because the power project will also serve the good people of Kwara state and other neighbouring states”. of the federation.
According to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the company chose to partner the University after several consultations and recommendations. He said, “They are here because they are aware of the academic stability, they are aware of the peaceful and conducive environment; they also described the available land mass as great assets that need to be exploited, which is also accurate for the project”.
Prof. Abdulkareem also disclosed that the project would create employment opportunities for the teeming youths of the country as the institution’s Engineering students would be using the site for their practical lessons.
Do you want to ask any question or comment this post? Ask and get very fast answers on NGScholars Ask! CLICK HERE to go to the forum! . Click on Login and login with Facebbok
Don't want to miss an update?Join over 143,000 Facebook Followers | Join over 29,000 Twitter Followers | Join over 26,000 Email Subscribers
Do you want to ask any question about this post? Ask and get very fast answers on NGScholars Ask!CLICK HERE to go to the forum! . Click on Login and login with Facebbok.