NNPC, Shell construct N315m classrooms in Yobe
From Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in partnership with Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Joint Ventures has expended the sum of N315 million on the construction of new and upgrading of structures at Modu Mustapha Primary School Damaturu, the capital of the state.
Executed by Development Africa, the projects were funded by NNPC under its SPDC/TEPNG Agip Joint Venture as part of their education intervention and corporate social responsibility in the nation.
The projects executed are construction of four blocks of four classrooms, administrative block, renovation of one block of three classrooms, supply and installation of solar panels for uninterrupted power, drilling of borehole and reticulations and construction of 10 apartments of toilets among others.
Commissioning the projects, Governor Buni, represented by the Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Prof. Musa Alabe, said the execution of the projects by the corporation and its implementing partners is a major step in complementing the efforts of the government across the state.
Buni, who thanked them for the quality job said: “These buildings will be reference points of all our buildings in our primary schools in Yobe State.”
He assured that government would maintain the structures and facilities provided, especially solar panels among others, adding that government would not allow investments of this magnitude to fade due to poor maintenance.
The Country Director, Development Africa Implementing Partners, Mr. Joshua Kempeneer, represented by Mr. Solomon Friday, said that the projects cost over N315 million was executed in accordance with the goals of nation’s IDP resettlement strategies.
Kempeneer said: “The education intervention supports Nigeria’s goals of basic education for all, provision of good sanitation, clean water, and health and education facility as well as the long term development agenda as outlined in vision 2020.”