By Anthony Maliki
Governor Simon Bako Lalong has assured that the Plateau State Government will do all that is necessary to ensure the smooth take off of the newly approved Federal Polytechnic Shendam.
Governor Lalong stated this when he recieved the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Architect Sonny Echono who paid him a courtesy visit.
In a statement by Dr. Makut Simon Macham,
Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State to Apex News Exclusive.
Lalong said the State was ready to participate in the take-off and growth of the Polytechnic by providing the needed support.
He again appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for giving approval for the Polytechnic and two other Universities in Plateau State, saying this is a demonstration of the Government’s commitment to educating Nigerians.
Architect Sonny Echono in his remarks told the Governor that a technical team is already in the State to inspect the site for the Polytechnic which will kickstart the take off of the school soon.
He assured that the Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu and his management team will ensure that all the newly approved institutions including Federal Polytechnic Shendam take off smoothly.
Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary who is also the President of the Nigerian Institute of Architects also led members of the body on a courtesy visit to Governor Lalong where he solicited for the support and collaboration of the Government towards addressing the challenges of building collapse in the country.
He said the Institute is also working on enforcing professionalism, training skilled workers in the construction industry and auditing public buildings across the country to enhance integrity.
Governor Lalong assured that Plateau State will support the Nigerian Institute of Architects in all its activities particularly in improving development of urban infrastructure and buildings.