The Federal Government said it approved N2 billion for the establishment of Nigerian Army University, BIU, Borno state.
Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Dr. Abdullahi Bichi Baffa stated this when the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, visited the headquarters of the agency, on Monday, in Abuja.
Dr. Baffa said approval for the take-off funds was given by the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
The executive secretary said the establishment of a university for the military in the country was long overdue.
He said: “The Nigerian Army University is the newest of the TETFund family. Approval of a take-off grant of N2 billion has been conveyed to TETFund and we are going to issue the allocation letter immediately the 2018 intervention guidelines are approved and released to the Fund.
“We have already made provisions for the take-off grant of the Nigerian army university, Biu in the 2018 intervention budget. So you are going to get that allocation as quickly as the approval is released.”
Baffa congratulated the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and the entire Nigerian army in the tremendous successes that are being recorded in the fight against insurgency, militancy, rustling, brigandage and in the fight to keep Nigeria one.