Segun Awofadeji in Gombe
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, who recently graced the maiden convocation ceremony of the Nigerian Army University, Biu, has stressed the importance of the school to the North-East.
In a chat with journalists, the Gombe governor lauded the establishment of the university and its potential to bring significant positive change to the North-East, particularly in light of the security challenges in the area.
Yahaya noted that the National Universities Commission deserve commendation for ensuring the institution met high standards.
One of the highlights of Yahaya’s engagement at the conference was the inauguration of a state-of-the-art civil engineering teaching workshop, a multimillion-dollar investment constructed by the Borno State Government.
He commended the quality of some of the facilities he inaugurated, expressing his belief that the university would contribute to the region’s development in the near future.
The governor also joined in the official ground-breaking ceremony for the staff housing unit at the university, led by Deputy Governor Umar Usman Kadafur of Borno.
He also supported Governor Babagana Zulum, former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd.), and Vice-Chancellor of Bauchi State University, Prof Fatima Tahir, as they unveiled various projects during the event.
Yahaya used the opportunity of his visit to Biu to pay homage to the Emir of Biu, Dr. Umar Mustapa II, at his palace.
During the visit, the governor reaffirmed the long-standing relationship between Gombe State and the Biu Emirate.