FG picks firms for N1.4b ecological projects in FUNAI
Determined to tackle erosion devastation and other ecological challenges affecting Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State, the Federal Government has awarded N1.498 billion erosion and flood control contract to two building and civil engineering firms.
The firms, contractor, Mecca Nigeria Limited and Project consultant, SURD Engineering Services Limited appointed by the Ecological Fund Office have taken possession of the project sites recently.
The project is expected to see the construction of intra-campus roads, drainages, culverts, pedestrian walkways and others, reducing the ecological challenges facing the University and its adverse effect on staff and students.
Vice Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba who received the delegates from the Ecological Fund Office, who came to take possession of the project sites, expressed his sincere appreciation to President Mohammadu Buhari for approving the Fund and the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF) for living up to the promise of ensuring the prompt release of the Fund and mobilization of the contractor to site.
He charged the firms to bring their experiential competences to bear in the execution of the works, noting that the university would not tolerate shoddy jobs, which in his view lead to colossal waste of scare resources.
He reiterated the university’s commitment to assisting them where possible in other to ensure that the project is of the best quality and also completed on time
“It is better to do a small work of high quality than large job devoid of standard’, he said, adding that it was only the quality of work done that would give the contractor and consultant a lasting relationship with the university.
The Vice Chancellor further highlighted the priority areas within the campus, and urged the contractor to begin from those areas because of its direct and immediate positive impact on the staff and students as well as visitors.