The Federal Executive Council has approved contract for the construction and furnishing of the extension of the University of Ibadan library at the cost of N532million.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed stated this while briefing State House correspondents after Wednesday’s cabinet meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Mohammed said that the approval followed a memo presented to the meeting by the Minister of Education for the project.
He said that the completion period for the project would be 48 weeks.
“It was a memo that was very well received because of the need to actually extend the library facility in the university.
“For many years, the University of Ibadan Library has actually needed real extension given the surge on students’ population,” the minister stated.
He said that the extension project would comprise two suspended floors, two online reading areas, three cubicles; one physically challenged reading area, four seminar rooms and one reprographic unit.
The Minister noted that the facility would also include six staff offices, one control room, a general room, stores, four e-libraries, a coffee room, a technical service room, a media unit room, one galaxy/exhibition room and a journal publication unit in addition to two reading areas.
Commenting on the seventh anniversary of the abduction of school girls in Chibok, Borno State, Mohammed said that the government was concerned about insecurity in Nigeria.
“I think the government has more than ever demonstrated its concern for the issue of security through the town hall meeting it held in Kaduna less than a week ago,” he said.