17 March 2017

Nigeria: Crisis - FUT Minna Requires N70 Million to Fix Damaged Structures

Minna — About N70 million is required to fix part of the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna in Niger state torched during the recent protest by some of the students.

A section of the University's clinic at the Bosso campus, including the Ophthalmology, Dental clinic, laboratory units with equipment and the medical store as well as the Nurses bay were razed by the students.

The students who were protesting the death of their colleague also damaged cars, looted the University ventures and torched parts of the female hostel, postgraduate building, among others during the crisis.

The interim report by the technical and administrative committee set up by the management to assess the level of damage done during the riot recommended a total rebuilding of the Bosso campus clinic which served about 8,000 members of staff and students as well as the replacement of equipment in the affected units.

The committees also discovered that 365 windows and 66 doors as well as nine vehicles were smashed, even as two ATM centres and machines were vandalized.

The institution's vice chancellor professor Musbau Akanji told journalists Wednesday that the management had to take measures to forestall a recurrence of such incident by ensuring that students make commitment to the rebuilding process.

He said about 16,000 students had paid the N4, 950 restitution charges and reconstruction work had started.


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