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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Niger State Poly diversifies into Commercial Farming ...lauds TETFUND for investing N900 million


The Rector of Zungeru Polytechnic in Niger, Dr Umar Ahmed has lauded the Tertiary Education Trust Fund ( TETFUND ) for spending over N900 million to provide basic infrastructure in the institution. 

Ahmed disclosed this while inspecting some of the capital projects executed by the fund. He said that already, all capital projects executed by the fund had been inaugurated. He explained that the School of Engineering, School of Environmental Studies, ICT Centre, Quantity Survey Department and solar power were constructed and inaugurated. 

Dr Umar Ahmed said that the provision of the facilities had greatly assisted in improving the learning atmosphere in the institution. He said that the institution was preparing additional proposal to the fund to construct new Department of Agricultural Technology. He said that the department would provide required power to rapidly develop the sector for optimal goal.

Dr. Ahmed explained that the institution was going into commercial farming to generate revenue, to ensure proper management.

“We don’t have to wait for government’s monthly subversion to run our affairs, hence the need for us to utilise what we have to get what we want. We will go into all-year farming system to produce assorted food crops for sale to members of the public.”

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