Nigerian government approves the establishment of 12 new private universities

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved the issuance of provisional licenses for the establishment of 12 private universities throughout the country. Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed revealed this to House of Representatives correspondents at the end of the council meeting, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, in Abuja on Wednesday. He said that the affected universities would be located in Kano, Niger, Gombe, Sokoto, Delta, Abia, Anambra and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. He said: “The Council approved the memorandum for the issuance of provisional licenses for the establishment of 12 proposed private universities. “The proposed private universities are Pen Resource University Gombe, Gombe State, Al-Ansar University, Maiduguri, Borno State, Margaret Lawrence I-University, Delta State and Khalifa Ishaku Rabiu University Kano, Kano State. “Sports University Idumuje Ugboko, Delta State, Bala Ahmed University Kano, Saisa University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Sokoto State, Nigerian-British University Hasa, Abia State and Peter University Acina-Onene, Anambra State, as well as Newgate University, Minna, Niger State, European University of Nigeria in Duboyi, Abuja and Sokoto Northwest University. ” Mohammed said that the Minister of State, Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, submitted the memorandum on behalf of the National Commission for Universities and it was approved by the cabinet. According to him, each of the new universities will be advised by the old universities closest to them. He argued that additional universities needed to be established for a country of more than 200 million people if the policy of educating a larger percentage of young people was to succeed. Similarly, the FEC authorized the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, to review the total estimated cost of the contract for the expansion of the south interior highway, from the exterior exterior highway to south avenue. Mohammed, who replaced the FCT Minister, said the increase was to the tune of N1.4 billion. He explained that the increase would increase the sum of the contract from more than N17 billion to more than N18.5 billion, which will be completed in 12 months. The Minister of Public Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, also revealed that the Council approved N36.1 billion for the rehabilitation of the Keffi-Nasarawa-Toto road in Nasarawa state. He said: “The Ministry of Public Works and Housing submitted a memorandum to the council for a contract for the rehabilitation of the 118.9 Keffi-Nasarawa-Toto road in Nasarawa state and the memorandum for the award of the contract for N36,130 thousand was approved. millions”. The Minister also explained that the new Executive Order 11 signed by Mr. Buhari would help improve the useful life of all public buildings. According to the minister, Nigerians will benefit a lot from the Executive Order, adding that this was the first time the Nigerian government has made maintenance a matter of national policy. (YAYA) Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Nigerian government approves the establishment of 12 new private universities