Army university confirmation of Buhari’s commitment, group says

Army university confirmation of Buhari’s commitment, group says

- A peace group has commended President Muhammadu Buhari over the establishment of the Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB)

- The North East Peace Ambassadors said the establishment of the institution is a confirmation of the president's commitment to peace and development in the northeast

- According to the group, NAUB will become a centre for solutions with graduates of immense expertise

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The North East Peace Ambassadors (NEPA) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment to peace and development in the northeast.

NEPA said the establishment of the Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB) is a confirmation of President Buhari's genuine commitment to development in the region.

A statement signed by NEPA's national coordinator, Yusuf Bala, said the president has kept his promise by not only stamping out insurgency but bringing development to the northeast

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Bala said with its established in 2018, the institution is already famed as a centre of excellence in scientific and technological breakthroughs, comprising of both military and the civilians.  

He said the establishment of NAUB in Biu, a stronghold of the insurgency is a clear indication that peace and normalcy have returned. 

Army university confirmation of Buhari’s commitment, group says

NEPA said with the calibre of officials at the institution, NAUB will become a solution centre. Photo Credit: Nigerian Army University Biu
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He further said that the peace ambassadors believe that the impact of the institution would transcend academics.

The group, however, thanked President Buhari for what it described as a "legacy project", adding that "history and posterity will definitely be kind to him".

Meanwhile, previously reported that the Nigerian army had assured that the establishment of NAUB will see to the admittance of 75 per cent civilians and only 25 per cent military and paramilitary officials.

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The chairman of the school's implementation committee, Major-General Mathias Efeovbokhan (retired), said the university has mandates different from that of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA).

Mathias said that the institution will become a solution centre in the country and also churn out graduates of distinctive expertise.

Recall that the establishment of NAUB followed the passage of its bill by members of the Nigerian Senate led by its president Ahmad Lawan.

The Senate on the committee of the army, Senator Ali Ndume, said that 80 per cent of undergraduates in the NAUB are from the southern part of the country.

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