Nigerian Army Establishes ‘unique’ University


SAN FRANCISCO, April 04, (THEWILL) – The Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has disclosed that the Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies has been upgraded to Nigerian Army University of Technology and Environmental Studies, Biu, in Borno State.

Buratai made this disclosure during the opening ceremony of the Chief of Army Staff first quarter conference held at the newly-commissioned Multipurpose Hall of the Command Guest House in Maiduguri, pointed out that the school would be different from conventional universities.

“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.

“In pursuant of this laudable initiative, the Borno state government has allocated 5000 hectares of land in Biu for this purpose,” the Army Chief said on Monday.

SOURCE: The Nigerian Voice (local news)