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FUTO alumni begin N220m housing project

The Alumni Association, Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), at the weekend flagged off a N220 million housing project for members of staff of the institution.

The project which would provide 20-unit houses will be completed within one year.

Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony, President of the Association, Ndubuisi Chijioke, said the building project would gulp N220 million.

He also said the staff quarters would have steady supply of electricity.

”The FUTO Alumni Association has decided to build 20 units apartments for the university staff quarters. It is going to be energy efficient for 24 hours, with batteries and inverters. This will cost the association about N220 million.”

Chijioke, said the decision to build the apartments was driven by the feedback the Association got from the authorities of the institution on the immediate areas they could intervene, adding that the buildings would comprise of four-bedroom, three-bedroom semi -detached, among others.

Also, two brilliant students with Cumulative Grade Point Averages (CGPA) of 4.0 in their 200-Level were offered scholarship by the Association.

The President, presented the benefitting students with a cheque of N100,000.00 at a short ceremony held in the Senate Chambers.

He disclosed that the students will continue to enjoy the gesture as long as they maintained 4.0 CGPA.  He added that the association also selected 20 graduates to undergo Graduate Training Internship Programme, to help both the unemployed and underemployed among them.

Speaking, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Francis Eze, said the management, members of staff and students were delighted by the gestures of the Association.

He commended the group for the initiative, adding that the new set of houses will go a long way to cushion the accommodation challenges faced by the staff of the university.

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