In anticipation of the upcoming 2024 National University Games (NUGA), the Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos, Professor Tanko Ishaya, has officially handed over two construction sites for the development of state-of-the-art sporting facilities.
These facilities include a 2000-capacity enclosed multipurpose indoor theater hall and a 1000-capacity seating pavilion for football spectators.
Professor Tanko Ishaya emphasized the importance of delivering the projects within the agreed time frame and adhering to international standards.
The multipurpose indoor theater hall is scheduled to be completed within 48 weeks, while the pavilion is expected to be finished in 36 weeks.
Speaking during the handover ceremony on Tuesday, Professor Tanko Ishaya urged the contractors to carry out their tasks diligently.
Director of Physical Facilities at the University of Jos, Architect Halima Auta, also addressed the contractors and stressed the need for meticulous work
. The assigned contractors, Wanger Akindie for the indoor theater and Architect Umar Audu representing the consulting firm, have assured that they will complete and deliver the projects within the agreed time frame of 48 weeks.
Both contractors pledged to strictly adhere to the approved standards. Sources have confirmed that work has already commenced on the construction sites.
It is noteworthy that the multipurpose indoor theater is being sponsored by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund) as a special intervention project, while the pavilion is a standard TETfund undertaking. The university is keen on carrying out these projects promptly.
During the event, the acting NUGA President, Bawa Mohammed, expressed his appreciation towards the university for prioritizing the NUGA activities.
He commended the institution for treating the hosting of the NUGA games as a special project. Mohammed further urged the contractors to ensure that only high-quality sports equipment is provided for the newly constructed facilities.
With the construction of these modern sporting facilities, the University of Jos is set to make a significant contribution to the success of the forthcoming NUGA games in 2024.