MANAGING Director of Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, FERMA, Engr. Nurudeen Rafindadi, has assured the management of Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, that the agency will rehabilitate a five-kilometer road on Campus II of the polytechnic.
He made the pledge in Auchi when he and the President and Registrar of Council of Registered Engineers in Nigeria, COREN, Engr. Kashim Ali, Engr. Kamila Maliki, and Abubakar Momoh formerly of the National Assembly and among other members of the Nigeria Society of Engineers, NSE, Auchi branch, visited the Rector of Auchi Polytechnic, Sanusi Jimah in his office.
They were led by the Branch chairman of the NSE, Auchi branch, Engr. Mariam Obomeghie. The courtesy visit was sequel to the hosting of the maiden edition of Engr Kashim Ali Annual Distinguished Lecture Series by NSE, Auchi Branch.
According to the FERMA boss who was the guest speaker, the road rehabilitation project is a thank you gesture by his agency to the polytechnic for its continuous support for the NSE, Auchi branch and engineering education at the polytechnic.
The lecture series which was chaired by the Vice Chancellor, Edo University, Iyamho, Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor, who represented the National President of NSE presented a paper on “Accelerating Road Development in Nigeria.”
High point of the well attended event was the induction of new members and the investiture of the society, distinguished award on deserving personalities which includes the guest speaker and FERMA boss, Rector Auchi polytechnic Dr Sanusi Jimah, Engr Abubakar Momoh, Managing Director, Benin- Owena River Basin Authority, Engr Saliu Ahmed