FG to assist proposed Nigerian Army University

The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology is to assist the Nigerian Army to upgrade its Institute of Technology and Environmental Science, Biu to a full-fledged university.
Its minister, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, stated this when the committee to upgrade the institute to a university, paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja yesterday.
The ministry, according to Dr. Onu, will assist in the area of technical know-how, technology and institutional capacity, to enable the proposed university stand on a firm footing.
He further said that the present administration is giving currency to knowledge-based economy, adding that the proposed university was a welcome development at this stage of the nation’s development.
According to Dr. Onu, the federal government will continue to support any initiative that will enable Nigeria utilize science and technology to solve her problem.
He commended the military institution for keying into the ongoing technological revolution and thinking ahead of its time.
With this kind of orientation of the military, Dr. Onu said Nigeria will in no time be self-sufficient and become an industrial hub in the foreseeable future.
Earlier, the chairman of the committee to upgrade the university, Major-Gen Mathias Efeobokhi, said the university will serve as a solution centre for the technological and other operational problems of the Nigerian Army, the military and the nation.

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