By Duku JOEL, Maiduguri
The newly established Federal Polytechnic, Monguno in Borno State has received N100 million lifeline from the state government for its take off.
Governor Babagana Umara Zulum made the announcement penultimate week when the Rector of the institution, Prof. Garba Mohammed Ngala, visited him at the Government House in Maiduguri.
Zulum said N50 million of the N100 million had already been released to the state Ministry of Higher Education for rehabilitation of a proposed temporary site of the polytechnic.
He added that the balance would be released to the polytechnic to begin operations.
The governor said his administration was committed to complimenting the effort of the Federal Government in ensuring that all necessary requirements are met for the polytechnic to function.
The Rector said the polytechnic planed to start enrolment of students by October, assuring that its management would ensure its success for the state’s development.
The rector was accompanied by the Registrar of the institution, Adamu Alhaji Usman, the Bursar, Mohammed Ali Abadam and the Librarian, Bukar Ali Wasaram.
The Nation recalled that Zulum had, in January 2021, led a delegation of National Assembly members to the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, in Abuja to convey the state’s gratitude soon after President Buhari gave approval for Borno to have a Federal Polytechnic as it is in most of the 36 states which have Fed