Former students of the Government College, Keffi, Nasarawa State, under the aegis of Keffi Old Boys Association, said it has decided to complete the President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua e-Library which the former president was building in the school premises before his demise in 2010.
Apart from the e-library, the late President Yar’Adua, who was a student of the school during his youthful days, embarked on several other infrastructural projects in a bid to create an enabling environment for students of the school.
Speaking on Friday in Keffi Local Government Area during the association’s Annual General Meeting, the President-General of KOBA, Edward Ujege, said the N1 billion would be realized through a fundraising programme at the Shehu Musa Yar’adua Centre in Abuja on Saturday.
He further explained that they had set up a 10_point agenda for the infrastructural development, modification and improvement of the policy of operating and running of the college.
He said, “With regards to improvement of infrastructure, we came up with a study that listed improvement in water supply, electricity supply, security, feeding, beds, and mattresses, laboratory equipment and reagents, health care, renovation of dormitories, class-rooms and transportation.
“The review of the cost of the construction and reconstruction is estimated at N1 billion and we have arrived to break ground to achieve all our goals.”
He said that the Central Bank Of Nigeria had embarked on massive reconstruction and rehabilitation of some infrastructures in the school.
“Some of these infrastructure include the construction of a new dining hall, construction of Kaduna House, construction of a new clinic, Rehabilitation of Katsina Ala House and science laboratories,” he added.
Ujege appealed to members of the association and other well meaning Nigerians to continue to contribute positively to the development of the school.
In his remark, the principal of the school, Audu Ohimege, commended the members of the association and other good-spirited individuals for contributing positively to the school and assured that the management under his leadership would continue to ensure proper utilisation of books, science equipment and facilities in order to ensure their durability.
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