The House Committee on Tertiary Trust Fund (TETFUND), House of Representative during the week, visited the Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUSTECH), to inspects projects being executed by the Trust Fund.
The visit was part of the committee’s inspection tour of TETFUND projects across universities in the South West region. The committee inspected some of the completed and the ongoing projects at the Ikorodu Campus of the university.
According to the committee, the purpose of the visit was to assess the TETFUND projects in universities so as to be aware of their status in terms of quality, and to see those that have been completed, the ongoing and the abandoned ones.
It also stated that the committee set out to get the desired results on those projects and ways to improve on them.
A member of the committee, Hon. Abiodun Afuwape, representing Abeokuta Federal Constituency, speaking during the visit, said the visit to tertiary institutions by the committee would provide solutions to the abandoned project cases and make sure that the country moves forward in terms of education.
He also said that one of the recommendations of the committee will be that a contractor domiciled within the area of the projects should be awarded the project.
“We at the committee, one of our recommendations after this inspection tour will prohibit a long distant contractor handling a project at a far distance. A case of a contractor living in Abuja handling a project in Lagos will be looked into,” he said.
In his remarks, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council, LASUSTECH, Prof. Rasheed Kola Ojikutu, appreciated the committee for finding time to visit the University, adding that the visit was timely.
The Pro-Chancellor, also stated that TETFUND has done greatly well for the university.
“TETFUND has done well looking at the experience gathered over time, most developments seen in tertiary institutions are possible through the Fund”, he said.