Rivers Varsity Gives Contractors Ultimatum To Deliver Three New Campuses.
Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, has requested contractors in charge of construction projects on its three new campuses to complete them by the end of March 2022.
The university stated that the additional campuses in the state’s Etche, Ahoada East, and Emohua local government regions will open in May 2022.
The University Vice Chancellor, Prof Nlerum Okogbule, expressed delight with the speed of work after seeing the satellite campuses as well as the college of Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, and Pathology buildings under construction.
Okogbule said, “As you have seen the campuses are almost ready, some of the contractors have completed their assignments, the jobs that we gave them and some have attained 90 per cent completion level.
“We are hoping that by the end of March, most of the campuses should be completed and taken over by the university in preparation for the commissioning in May 2022.
“We are working in accordance with the directives of the State Governor, Barr Nyesom Wike and the governor is committed to the completion of the project on schedule.
“”From the contract schedule, most of them (projects) are supposed to be handed over by the 30th of March, but from what we have seen, we are going to take over the buildings on the 15th of March.
“We have mandated them (contractors) to ensure delivery by the end of March, 2022.”
He stated that once completion, the faculty of Agriculture would utilize the Etche site, the faculty of Humanities would use the Ahoada campus, and the faculty of Social Sciences would use the Emohua campus.
“Just as there are always challenges in every human endeavour, there were initial challenges particularly in relation to topography in Ahoada and Etche, but those challenges have been overcome and you can see that the projects are moving very well,” the VC added.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, announced the disbursement of N9 billion by the state for the successful take-off of three campuses in February 2021, providing N3 billion to each site.