The Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council has approved the establishment of the Nigerian Army University in Biu, Borno State during their meeting last Wednesday. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed this when he addressed State House correspondents after the council’s meeting which was presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
FEC Approves Establishing Nigerian Army University in Borno
The Federal Executive Council has approved Ministry of Education’s memo for the establishment of a Nigerian Army University in Biu, Borno.
“It is our hope that it will be the hub for developing a Nigerian Industrial Military Complex. It will be a very great university.”
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.- Gen. Tukur Buratai, had in June 2017, said the army had reached out to the National Universities Commission to secure approval for the university.
Buratai then explained that the university was being designed as a unique and specialised institution that would serve as solutions centre, especially to specific challenges facing the military and North East region.
Also addressing the correspondents on the outcome of the meeting, the Minister of Interior, retired Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, disclosed that the council approved N234million for the completion of two faculty buildings, Cadets’ Mess and a cafeteria at the Police Academy, Wudil in Kano state.
He explained that the approval would go a long way in facilitating the accreditation of academic programmes at the Academy. (NAN)