Tuesday, January 31, 2017

NIGERIAN ARMY UNIVERSITY TO BE BUILT IN BIU, BORNO STATE

The Borno State government has allocated 5000 hectares of land for the setting up of the Nigerian Army University of Science, Technology and Innovation (NAUSTI).


The University is to be located in Biu, headquarters of Biu Bocal Government Area of the state.

Governor Kashim Shettima announced the allocation in a goodwill message he delivered at the 12th matriculation ceremony of the Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies (NAITES), in Biu, yesterday.

The governor expressed gratitude that the relocation of NAITES from its temporary site in Markudi, Benue State to Biu had provided more military presence in the area, which he said would further strengthen security in the area.

“Bearing in mind the security situation in Borno State where people are leaving the state for their safety, that is when the Nigerian Army is relocating some of her institutions to the state.

“This has demonstrated the resilience and determination of the Nigerian Army to restore complete normalcy in Borno State”, Governor Shettima said.

Represented at the occasion by the Commissioner for Inter Governmental Relations, Alhaji Ali Abacha, the governor while pledging the support and cooperation of the people of the state to ensure that NAITES was fully established in Biu, pointed out that recently a committee on NAUSTI from the Army Headquarters informed him of modalities being worked out to transform NAITES to a university hence the allocation of the land.

In an opening remark, rector of the NAITES, Major-General C.O. Ojo said the institution was established in 2005 with the objective of providing National Diploma programmes/certificate courses in basic technology and science related fields. 

Dailytrust