The federal government of Nigeria has approved about 2.4 billion Naira for the construction of perimeter fence around the University of Maiduguri (Unimaid) as well as the purchase of security tools that would be attached to the fence.
Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed this at the State House, Abuja.
Radio Nigeria reports that the minister said the Federal Executive Council had approved the construction of a twenty-three-point-seven kilometre perimeter fence around the University of Maiduguri at the cost of over one billion Naira and the contract of over one billion Naira for the installation of security equipment around the fence to be erected.
“Council also approved 23.7 kilometres perimeter fence around the University of Maiduguri at the cost of N1,398,350,004.27 with a completion period of four weeks.
“It also approved the procurement and installation of security equipment around the fence at the University of Maiduguri.
“The amount of the contract is N1,088,646,602.28 at the completion period of 24 weeks,” said the minister.
The University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) is located in Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno State in northeast Nigeria; the state as well as the tertiary institution has witnessed outbreaks of violence that has led to the loss of lives and properties.
Adamu also said that in a bid to create access to education for children, the Federal Executive Council has also awarded a six-billion-naira contract for the purchase of textbooks that would be disbursed to schools across the federation.
“Council approved the procurement of text books for early childhood care and development for primary schools for class 1-3 across the country,” he said.