Sunday, November 05, 2017

FG to intervene in universities affected by insurgency – Buhari



President Muhamadu Buhari said the Federal Government would support universities affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East .

Buhari made this known on Saturday at the 23 rd Convocation of Modibbo Adams University of Technology (MAUTECH ) , Yola.

Buhari , who was represented by Prof. Salihu Abdullahi, said the government would provide a special fund to MAUTECH to enable it to complete some vital projects .

“ In the light of the peculiarity of your location in the north -eastern part of the country , I am aware that you have had your own share of the insurgency trauma .

“ Government identifies with you in this . We are , indeed, committed to supporting and intervening in the affected universities as we do in the other lower levels of education.

“ To this end , the government will provide a special fund to enable you to complete the perimeter fencing of the university , connect your major facilities with good roads on campus.

“ In the light of the peculiar and dangerous circumstances our female students are exposed to, we shall provide funds for additional female hostels on the university campus so that a larger number of girls would be safely and properly accommodated . ”

Buhari also promised to support sports development in the university .

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