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Matawalle vows to continue with Zamfara varsity project, despite bottlenecks

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Zamfara state government has said that it will not reverse its decision to continue with the state-owned university project.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the project initiated by the immediate past administration of Governor Abdulaziz Yari, is sited in his home local government headquarters of Talata-Mafara.

The project was however suspended by the present administration of Governor Bello Matawalle based on suspicion that the contract for construction and supply of materials were not awarded through due process.

Speaking to journalists in Gusau on Saturday, the Special Adviser to the governor on Higher Education, Abdullahi Gurbin-Bore said some selfish individuals were using politics to divert the attention of the state government and cause confusion among students of the institution.

Mr Gurbin-Bore said: “having spent over N4 billion on the project, this government under Bello Matawalle will ensure the continuation of the project.

“However, having set up four different transition and verification committees whose assignments touched on the university, certain things have to be put right.

“Don’t forget that at present, there is no Vice-chancellor nor registrar and other management staff at the university – these are some of the things the state government is looking at in order to establish a serious institution,” he stated.

He appealed to the pioneer students of the university to remain calm, assuring that the state government is doing its best to give them the best university.

NAN

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