Deputy Dean I, Students’ Affairs of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Dr. Karo Ogbinaka, on Monday assured students of the institution that their accommodation problems would soon be over.
Deputy Dean who disclosed this in an interview with the newsmen in Lagos said that the university management was taking necessary steps to ensure the comfort and improvement in the welfare of the students.
He noted that all the halls awarded in 2015 had reached an advanced stage and would be completed soon, adding that El-Kanemi Hall was undergoing a total reconstruction as it was being converted from wooden bungalow structures to concrete ensuite type.
According to him, the ongoing renovation and reconstruction of projects involving two major halls for male undergraduate students, Shodeinde, and El Kanemi Halls, were being carried out by the Federal Government.
His words: “I want to state that work on the projects has indeed been ongoing, but I cannot state specifically when it will be completed.
“Most specifically, work at the Shodeinde Hall has reached an advanced stage and we are expecting a speedy completion in order to cushion the effects of accommodation challenge on campus.
“These two projects are part of the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ struggle of the NEEDS assessment.
“The Shodeinde Hall, for example, is being reconstructed with the state-of-the-art facilities that will comprise separate toilets and bathrooms en-suite,’’ he added.
He, however, urged the Federal Government to put pressure on the contractors handling the projects so as to speed up efforts to ensure that all the projects are delivered and put to good use on time.