The Management of the Kaduna Polytechnic, Friday, renamed one of its newly renovated hostels, formerly Barnawa Hostels, after the late Deputy Director, Energy & Urban Infrastructure at the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, (ICRC), High Chief Olusa Busari. The decision was made known by the Deputy Rector, Academics of the institution, Dr. Rosemary Kato in a message to the Director General of the ICRC, Engr. Chidi Izuwah. According to her, this is in recognition of his valuable input as the Officer in Charge of the project.
In his reaction to the gesture, the DG expressed delight at the decision to honour the late Chief. In his words ‘’Deputy Rector I jump for joy at this recognition of Busari’s efforts.’’
The Kaduna Polytechnic Hostel Renovation project, the first in the education sector in Nigeria, which spans 18 blocks of hostels, spread across three campuses of the polytechnic, is a Public Private Partnership initiative facilitated by the ICRC in line with its Establishment Act 2005. It has the capacity to accommodate 4000 students.
The contract agreement for the Project, was signed on August 26, 2020, in a virtual ceremony between Kaduna Polytechnic and Mark Point Limited under a Rehabilitate, Operate, and Transfer (ROT) PPP arrangement for a concession period of 16 years .
The DG, ICRC, had during the agreement signing ceremony, requested the management of the institution to consider renaming one of its newly renovated hostels after the late Chief Olusa Busari in recognition of his invaluable contributions to the success of the project. Chief Busari passed on after a brief illness on 6th July, 2020.
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