Nigerian Army Gets new University 2017

Nigerian Army Gets new
The Nigerian Army has established a
university in Biu , Borno State , the Chief of
Army Staff , Lt . Gen. Tukur Burutai,
disclosed on Monday .
According to the COAS, 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 .
He 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 .
“ In pursuant of this laudable initiative , the
Borno state government has allocated 5000
hectares of land in Biu for this purpose . ”
On the Chief of Army Staff First Quarter
Conference 2017 , Buratai said it was unique
as it preceded the consolidation of defeat of
the Boko Haram insurgents with the
successful conduct of the Nigerian Army
Small Arms Championship 2017 at the
Sambisa forest , as well as providing a stable
atmosphere for socio- economic activities in
Borno state .
He said , “ The Nigerian Army under my
leadership will continue to ensure improved
Infrastructural development and increase in
equipment holding through effective
maintenance culture . ”
He stressed that the military would do
everything possible to protect children and
support UNICEF and other NGOs to provide
humanitarian services to children and victims
of insurgency

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