As part of the efforts to reposition universities in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari led administration during the last Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting has approved a sum five hundred and thirty-two million naira (N532million) for the construction and furnishing of the University of Ibadan library extension.

This was made known to the newsmen by Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture after the virtual FEC meeting presided over by Vice- President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

According to him “The Minister of Education also presented a memo for the award of contract for the construction and furnishing of the extension of the University of Ibadan library.

“The memo, which was approved, is at the cost of N532 million with a completion period of 48 weeks”.

Mohammed hinted that the memo was well received because of the need to extend the library facility in the university.

He said that for many years, the library had needed real extension, given the surge in the students’ population.

He further stated that the extension project will comprise two suspended floors, two online reading areas and three cubicles

It will also include one physically challenged reading area, four seminar rooms and one reprographic unit.

Other facilities are six staff offices, one control room, a general room, stores, four e-libraries, a coffee room, a technical service room, a media unit room, one galaxy/exhibition room and a journal publication unit, in addition to two reading areas.

“The contract was awarded to the UYK Nigeria limited and it is to be delivered in 48 weeks,’’ Mohammed said.

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