As work intensifies on the ongoing reconstruction of the Edo State College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Iguoriakhi in Ovia North-East Local Government Area, the contractor in charge of the project has assured that the school will be completed and delivered to the state government to ensure the realization of the governor’s mandate to open the school before the end of 2022.
Speaking to journalists at the weekend, a representative of the contracting firm and the Project Manager, Peculiar Ultimate Concerns Limited, Kunle Bello, said the administrative block of the school has been completed, while work has intensified on the access road leading to the school.
The Project Manager said the school is being connected to the state’s Independent Power Project, CCETC Ossiomo for the supply of 24-hour electricity, noting that the engineers are already on site for the connection.
He said, “We are making remarkable progress on the project. Governor Godwin Obaseki recently visited the project site and expressed satisfaction with the pace and quality of work, and has given a marching order for the completion of the project, ensuring that the school is opened to students before the end of the year.
“We are working day and night to ensure the realization of the project before the deadline given by the Governor. The facility is being connected to the state’s 24-hour electricity supply and the engineers are already on site for the connection. Work on the access road to the school is ongoing and will soon be completed.”
Speaking on the facility at the school, the Project Manager said the Governor envisions a world-class college of agriculture with topnotch equipment and environment to develop the required manpower to drive the state’s agricultural-based economy.
“The facility also has two lecture theatres of 250 and 1200 capacity respectively, and a ceremonial auditorium. Work has also intensified on the clinic for the students. The school will also house a cafeteria and hostel for over 500 students.”