Students of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) have built and named a car park on the campus after President Muhammadu Buhari.
The project, which was recently commissioned was part of activities in commemoration of the University Founder’s Day and 30th Anniversary.
Its completion was spearheaded by the recently dissolved FUNAAB Students’ Union Government (SUG) executive led by Ayobami Popoola.
According to the SUG president, the car park would be known as President Muhammadu Buhari Car Park/Bus Stop or PMB Square for short.
Also, two shed stands were named after the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Kolawole Salako and a former student leader, Late Rt. Hon Oluwafisayomi Adelaja.
Speaking with journalists shortly after the event, Popoola expressed his happiness over the completion of the project adding that it is a dream come true.
He added that the car park will salvage one of the problems affecting the institution.
“This is going to be a welcome development because we have just been able to salvage one of the problems affecting the university, which is a key factor to the growth of the university.
“What we have just done is, one of its kind which is a landmark in the history of students’ unionism and we have not had any regret for embarking on this project.”
Before cutting the ribbon, the Vice Chancellor appreciated the students and the executives of the union for their good conduct, which has led to the achievement of this feat.
Salako also described the project as one which will alleviate the suffering of the students while waiting for vehicles after lectures on a daily basis.
“It is going to be a lot of relieve for commercial vehicles plying from Gate to the Campus and definitely people are going to have a space to sit while waiting for vehicles, the commercial vehicles will also be relieved having a conducive environment to really do their work,” he said. “This project will go a long way in term of community relationships.”
The student leader had also disclosed that the naming was done to appreciate the efforts of Federal Government led by President Buhari in various sectors, and especially on the dualisation of Camp-Alabata road leading to the main campus.
The road, which he said had been abandoned for years until recently is now getting some attention from the government.
“Our decision was based on the fact that we appreciate the efforts of Federal Government led by President Buhari on the anti corruption crusade, economy and security nationwide as well as the dualization of Camp-Alabata road leading to main campus.
Such an impeccable individual like President Buhari deserve to be honoured by FUNAAB Student Union,” SUG President Popoola added.
He took pride in being the first to honour President Buhari on the FUNAAB campus while challenging the government to improve attention given to the university with additional funding towards addressing food insecurity and other transformative ideas driven by technology.