UNILORIN, Intramodal Consortium sign MoA to construct tram line
The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) in conjunction with Intramodal System Consortium Limited has sought to construct a train transit system for the university.
Both parties signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on Monday, with UNILORIN represented by Professor Wahab Egbewole, the Vice Chancellor of Unilorin, while, Mr Adekunle AbdulRazaq, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Intramodal signed on the consortium’s behalf.
In his remarks at the event in Ilorin, Egbewole expressed optimism about the possibility of the tram line project. He further explained that the staff members, students, and management of the institution are eagerly anticipating the swift realization of the tram line.
Speaking further, the Unilorin VC said that the MoA would mark the start of an exemplary model that other universities in Nigeria emulate.
Egbewole highlighted the expansive considerations that had taken place between Unilorin and the consortium over several months, affirming the commitment of both parties to ensuring the project’s successful execution.
According to Egbewole, the deliberate choice of an MoA instead of an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) symbolized their unwavering commitment to ensuring the project was actualized.
In his words, “We deliberately chose MoA instead of MoU because we are committed to this process.
“Both parties believe that it is doable. That is why we are signing an agreement, not just an understanding. I hope and pray that this process will come to fruition.”
Potential benefits of the tram line system
The VC disclosed that the tram line system, upon completion, would enhance mobility within the university’s bustling campus and offer a convenient and efficient mode of transportation for students, staff, and visitors.
Furthermore, Egbewole said that the tram line transportation initiative represented a significant stride in addressing transportation challenges experienced within the institution’s campus while reinforcing its commitment to enhancing the overall campus experience.