The Federal Government of Nigeria on Wednesday, through the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved the founding of the Nigerian Army University in the north-eastern part of the country, Biu, Borno State.
The Federal Executive Council meeting was presided over by the Vice president Osibajo, the president is away in London. Mr. Adamu Adamu, the Minister of education revealed the approval for the establishment of the University to state house correspondents at the end of the FEC meeting.
He said “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.”
According to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, the army had requested approval in June 2017 from the National University Commission (NUC) for the establishment of the University.
Buratai said “the university was conceived as a unique one that will be different from conventional universities in Nigeria.
“The concept is to make it a solution provider and a centre of excellence for a variety of technologically related ventures such as generation and armament production,”