Benue State University conducts integrity test on shoddy buildings
The Chairman of Benue State University Governing council, Prof. Zachary Gundu revealed to newsmen in Makurdi on Friday, 16th December 2016 that a four prototyped lecture theater has been marked for integrity test in other to ascertain their suitability for human habitation.
The chairman who spoke on plans to mark the institution’s centenary revealed that the four theater halls were constructed in 2012 at the rate of 5million each; he also explained that the building has become an eyesore due to deterioration and that it will be tested to avert dangers to users. The chairman, a professor of Archeology, said the council was making efforts to raise the standard of the university to be among the top 200 in the world.
The chairman vowed on sanctioning any staff that supervise and certify such “shoddy” projects, stressing that the new governing council would place premium on the safety of staff and students.
He regretted that the council had paid a whooping N10 million for the renovation of the structures which were constructed just four years ago.