President Bola Tinubu has commissioned 15 newly completed projects at the University of Ilorin.
During the commissioning, Tinubu said he was thrilled by the University’s prudent management of resources.
The project’s commissioning, which climaxed the University’s 2023 convocation ceremonies, was performed on behalf of the President by the Minister of State for Education, Yusuf Sununu.
In a statement made available to newsmen, the institution’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Kunle Akogun, disclosed that the commissioned projects include: the Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences building, the Advancement Centre building, the Department of Anatomy building, the Extension of University Clinic, the Department of Chemical Engineering Building, the Faculty of Engineering 400-seater capacity studio, the Faculty of Engineering 500-seater capacity lecture theatre 1 and 2.
Other projects commissioned are the Construction of a 4bedroom apartment for (COBES) & a Perimeter block wall fence, Asphalt overlay on the existing road from University gate to Senate building phases (1 and 2), Asphalt overlay on the existing road from University main campus to University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (phase 5), Asphalt overlay on the road at UNILORIN GRA Staff Quarters, construction of road from NOC to Faculty of Arts and Law and Construction of the road to the University Primary School.
The President noted that all the projects are not only important but also needed to promote effective teaching and learning, adding that the projects were beautifully executed.
He congratulated the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Wahab Egbewole for ensuring that the projects are of quality standards and advised that the edifice, especially the laboratories should be put to full use to attract university grants.
Earlier, Egbewole said, “Research and Innovation are the lifeblood of the University of Ilorin, the University currently has a total of 36 patents with the Federal Government, which makes the University one of the highest contributing institution to patency in Nigeria”.
He promised not to rest on its oars in the University’s thirst for greatness.
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