The Students’ Union Government (SUG) of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) on Monday performed a groundbreaking for an ultra-modern recreation centre at the Ekewan campus of the institution.
Laying the foundation, the SUG President, Mr Foster Amadin, said the union attracted the project to prove that both the Ekewan and Ugbowo were one UNIBEN.
The project, he added, would also address the complaint by students on the campus that they had been maligned and sidelined.
“It was part of fulfilling the promises made during our election.
“They also have complained of not having a single relaxation spot in their campus environment as it is either they are in their hostel or classrooms.
“Despite the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), there is need to keep to promises in serving the general interest of the students which we have sworn to represent.
“Basically, we hope to see to the finishing of the project in a month time so students can charge their phones, relax and enjoy in the comfort of a modern relaxation spot upon resumption,” he said.
The students union leader assured the students that his administration would always go for anything that was beneficial to them, as that what they had sworn to do.
He commended the UNIBEN Alumni Association in North America for financing and powering this project and also the management of the university for its support.
Amadin stated that the SUG under him was committed to achieve more projects subsequently.
He, however, lamented the prolonged industrial action by the ASUU, saying that the students union will not keep mute forever if the strike was not called off on earnest.