Report emanating from the University of Lagos has it that, the Central Bank of Nigeria has set the necessary machinery in motion for the construction of an ultra-modern Centre of Excellence Project in the University of Lagos.
The project is an 8-storey Faculty Building and 7-storey Five-Star Hostel. When completed, the Faculty building will have a basement, carpark, office spaces, lecture rooms, libraries, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) facilities and rooftop space for relaxation among others while the Five-Star Hostel will have one hundred single occupancy rooms, fifty double occupancy rooms, a gym, laudry, meeting rooms, restaurant, and rooftop relaxation facility. The two buildings would be fully equipped with latest technology andconstructed to ensure accessibility byphysically challenged individuals.
As part of efforts to speed up the completion of the project within fouryears, the Project Team with the contractors handling the projects andtwo staff of the Central Bank of Nigeria: Anthony Olawale Birch and Vivian Ogbonah held a meeting with the University Management on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 .
The meeting was attended by Principal officers of the University led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rahman Bello; Provost of the Collegeof Medicine, Professor Sade Ogunsola; Immediate Past Provost ofthe College of Medicine, Professor Wole Atoyebi; Director of Works & Physical Planning, Dr. E.A. Adeniran; Director of Academic Planning, Professor Toyin Ogundipe; Professor F. Falade among others .
The Vice-Chancellor expressed appreciation to CBN for selecting the University for the Project. He noted that the University would always welcome any partnership that wouldenhance its development.
Similarly, the Director of Works & Physical Planning, Dr. E.A. Adeniran stressed the need for adequate documentation of the project records. He explained that such records would ensure the sustainance and continuity of the project.
At the end of the meeting, the Vice-Chancellor accompanied by members of the Management Team of the University led the Project Team to the site of the project. The group later recovened in the Vice-Chancellor’s Conference Room for a visual presentation of the project.
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