In Niger Property worth N150m destroyed in Zungeru Polytechnic fire

The polytechnic's Rector said Gov. Abubakar Bello had already released funds for the rehabilitation of the damaged structures.

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Property worth N150m destroyed in Zungeru Polytechnic fire play

Property worth N150m destroyed in Zungeru Polytechnic fire

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The fire disaster that hit Niger State Polytechnic, Zungeru, last week, destroyed property worth more than N150 million, Rector, Dr. Umar Egbako said.

Speaking to NAN on Monday, May 15, Egbako said that the inferno destroyed the entire administrative block.

"The Rector’s office and other administrative offices, located at the third floor of the senate building, were completely gutted down.

"Several computers, gadgets, furniture and office files were destroyed; but we have mobilised every possible effort and ensured that the incident did not affect academic activities," he said.

Egbako said that Gov. Abubakar Bello had already released funds for the rehabilitation of the damaged structures.

"We cried out to the governor and he promptly released funds for the rehabilitation of affected structures. Such quick response is very wonderful," he said.

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