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In Niger College, Students Navigate through Wood-weaved Road as Management Looks Away

The only road linking male students’ hostels to other places in the Niger State College of Education (CEO), Minna, is in a deplorable situation and the management pays no attention to it, according to the institution’s press club.

In a Facebook post, the press club called on the school management and state government to come to their aid. It believes only a decent road would proffer a lasting solution to the menace.

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“Oh lord that the stakeholders of this college worship, we beg you to send us a messiah that will proffer a decoy solution to the Male Hostel road and the Shango road,” the club posted on Facebook.

It added: “Are the Students Unions up to the task? God if they are not, you know. Send us a messiah. God, if all that is required to be a gallant soldier is physical training, hostel residents have already attained a great level of training. Send us a messiah. We are not here to be soldiers. God send us a messiah, we are to be teachers, not scouts.”

In Niger College, Students Navigate through Wood-weaved Road as Management Looks Away 1
Students navigating through the wooden raod

Ruqayyah Abdulrasheed, the Students’ Union (SU) president of the college, told WikkiTimes the union is quite aware of the condition of the road. She claimed that the union has pleaded with the management to look into the eyesore.

“Yes, the union is aware, and my team visited the place for assessment and spoke to management about it and they assured us of fixing it in no time,” Abdulrasheed said in a telephone conversation.  

She further assured the students that the management is on its toe to ensure that the road is fixed. To hasten this, she stressed that the students’ union will do all it could to make sure the management keeps its promise.

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According to Mustapha Abdullahi, a student of the college, the road is the only one leading to the male hostels, and it is about 60 to 70 feet high. “And it looks as if nobody is in charge.”

Another student of the college who doesn’t want his name mentioned, for fear of being traced, said, contractors were once mobilized to the site and afterwards, they abandoned it.

According to findings, the male hostel is located at the back of the School of Technical Education. However, the only road leading to the hostel needs a total revamp, WikkiTimes understands. Students have to navigate between the wood-weaved path to get to their hostel. Moreover, the situation is worse during the rainy season, students said.

At press time, enquiries sent to the college’s Provost, Professor Yakubu Auna, and its Dean, Students’ Affairs, Dr Muhammed Adamu Jebba, were not responded to.   


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