The state Commissioner of Information and Communication Kingsley Fanwo disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the end of the state Executive Council meeting at the Government House, Lokoja.
The commissioner said the university which will be located in Osara will offer science and technology-based courses with a view to moving the state to the next level.
He said the state needed a university that would equip youths with requisite knowledge to feed the industries in the state especially the Ajaokuta steel company that will soon be fully operational.
The Commissioner maintained that the location and abundant mineral resources in the state were added reasons for the approval.
Similarly, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Wemi Jones, said approval was granted for the commencement of a program on school adoption aimed at bringing back the lost values in education in the state.
On his part, the Commissioner of Water Resources, Abdulmumuni Danga, said the Council also approved a potable water scheme in the Central Senatorial District to reduce water scarcity in the area.