- The federal government has approved the sum of N2 billion for the establishment of the Nigerian Army University
- The funds were approved by the Federal Executive Council
- The Army chief, Lt GenTukur Buratai, said the university would be tailored to meet the needs of the military and also develop the nation’s science and technology base
The sum of N2 billion has been approved by the federal government, for the establishment of the Nigerian Army University in Biu, Borno state.
The development was made public by the executive secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Abdullahi Baffa, during a visit to the agency by the chief of Army staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai on Monday, August 27, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that Baffa said the Federal Executive Council approved the funds; as he pointed out that such institution for the military was overdue.
He said: “The FEC has approved N2bn for the establishment of the Nigerian Army University in Biu, Borno state.
“I also want to congratulate the chief of Army staff and the entire Nigerian Army on the tremendous success recorded in the fight against insurgency, militancy, cattle rustling and brigandage, as well as in the struggle to keep Nigeria united.
“Congratulations for such huge successes that are being recorded. We shall continue to see them record more success in their quest to keep us safe and united.”
On his part, the Army chief said the university would be tailored to meet the needs of the military and also develop the nation’s science and technology base.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) secured the approval of the National Universities Commission (NUC) to commence operations, following President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent to the bill establishing the institution.
The development was made public by the commandant of the institution, Air Vice Marshal Cletus Nwannebuike Udeagulu, who said AFIT would be able to compete favourably with other specialised institutions globally, as a result of the assent.
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