• Instructs students on reading habits to improve knowledge, ability
• Award of a $ 319 million contract for the new consulate building in Lagos
U.S. Consulate Public Affairs Officer (PRO) Stephen Ibeli yesterday urged students to read books to improve their knowledge and skills.
Ibeli gave his advice during his official visit and donation of books worth $ 24,000 to Kola Daisi University in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state.
The PRO Consulate, which instructed the university students to make good use of the books, said: “We are happy to be here. We looked for a way to help. One way to do this is to work with the university to identify a need and that need is the provision of books. As we like to invest in people, education, development and the future, we felt that providing books is the best approach to partnering with the university.
In his remarks, the vice-chancellor of the university, Prof. Adeniyi Olatunbosun, said that the development was a milestone, adding: “We are very excited about the donation. The offer is based on need. It will promote the research profile and the academic activities of the school. Others should imitate the consulate’s gesture.
Meanwhile, the US State Department awarded Pernix Federal, LLC of Lombard, Illinois, the $ 319 million design-build contract for the new US Consulate building in Lagos.
The announcement was made in a statement from the Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the US Consulate in Lagos.
According to the statement, the 12.2-acre site for the new consulate building is part of Eko Atlantic, a development led by South Energyx Nigeria Limited, in conjunction with Lagos State.