Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state has commended the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Shell Petroleum Development Company for construction of new blocks of class rooms and upgrading of old structures in the communities ravaged by Boko Haram insurgency in the state.
Buni represented by the Executive Chairman of the Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Professor Musa Alabe, said the quality of work is the first of its kind in the history of the state.
“The construction of these blocks of classroom will be a role to us. It will be reference points of all our buildings in our primary schools in Yobe state,” he said.
Speaking earlier, the country director, Development Africa, Joshua
Kempeneer the implementing partner represented by Friday Abel, told
journalists the project cost the sponsors N315 million.
“This project is to bring succour to the pupils in this area that have been ravaged by the Boko Haram insurgency to assist reduce the over crowded classes.
They include four blocks of 16 classrooms, one block of renovated three
classrooms, one borehole, 42, 000 watts solar panels, toilets/wash facility and admin blocks,” he said.
Blueprint also gathered that the governor had gone to the site personally
to see things for himself and possible tapping from the quality of
work on ground.
The project was funded by NNPC/SPDC/TEPNG Agip and implemented by
Development Africa in a joint venture as part of their intervention
and corporate social responsibility.