Dear Sir,

Justice Fati College for Legal and General Studies has come a long way and deserved special intervention by the Niger State government to expand and upgrade some of its infrastructures.

The college was established with two academic programmes, which were diploma in arts and diploma in Sharia (civil) in 1980s, at the temporary site, at the Zungeru College of Advanced Studies (ZUCAS), Bida. ZUCAS later moved to its permanent site at Zungeru, while the college was relocated to Minna and sited at College of Arts and Islamic Studies, Tudun Fulani. In 1985/86, the college was merged with its host College of Arts and Islamic Studies and renamed College of Art and Islamic Legal Studies CAILS). However, the law component programme ran by the new college led to significant population increase and stretched the facilities, such as classes, which are few. I narrate this history so that His Excellency, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, can appreciate how the college progressively sank into the present problem, typified by overstretched classroom and hostel facilities.

In September 1999, the college was moved to its permanent site at Kpakungu, Minna, and renamed Justice Fati Lami Abubakar College of Arts and Islamic Lagal Studies, in recognition of the former first lady of Nigeria, Justice Fati Lami Abubakar, now the chief judge of Niger State. The college was signed into law on October 21, 2011 by Gov Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu and renamed Fati Lami College for Legal and General Studies. This has also led to population explosion in the college.

I want to use this opportunity to appeal to Gov Bello to build more classrooms and facilitate efforts to upgrade the college to a National Diploma awarding institution. I make this plea, encouraged by the actions the governor has recently taken in the area of intracity road development within the first 100 days in office. The governor demonstrated, by completing the abandoned road projects, that he cares for the people.

I will also like the governor to look into the deplorable road servicing the Prison Quarters in Minna. The road is bad and impassable, limiting the interactions of the people with their neighbours and beyond. Constructing the road the road will open up the area and facilitate movement of people, goods and services to and from the area.

May Almighty Allah guide and bless the governor as he takes Niger State to the next level.

Adamu A Usman Sheti,

Department of Mass Communication,

Fati Lami College for Legal and General Studies, Kpakungu, Minna.

Phone: 08136654848

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