The Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Ogun State, has constructed a seven-billion-litre capacity dam in Mawuko, in the Odeda Local Government Area of the state.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Felix Salako, disclosed this on Tuesday during a Media facility tour of projects executed under his administration.
The VC, whose tenure will end on October 31st, showed Newsmen around some of the projects he executed within his five years tenure.
The projects includes: Senate building extension; 2.6 million water reservoirs; palm oil and cashew modern processing plants; newly constructed Wole Soyinka digital library and engineering building named after former President Olusegun Obasanjo, among others.
Salako explained that the construction of the dam started in 2018 to stop water supply problems in the University.
He said; “The dam project started from the beginning of this administration in 2018 and we were able to complete it up to this stage. The only thing it remains is piping the water to campus. Immediately we get the fund, we will do that.’’
“The essence of the dam is to provide water for this university. We have been digging boreholes here and there.”
The VC said the university will not oppose any collaboration but emphasised that the partnership must be of equity.
He said; “Government can come in to partner with us, we wouldn't mind, but it must be a partnership with equity.”