The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has permitted the issuance of provisional licences for the institution of 12 private universities throughout the nation.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the Council meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday in Abuja.
He stated the affected universities could be located in Kano, Niger, Gombe, Sokoto, Delta, Abia, Anambra and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
“Council approved the memo for the issuance of provisional licences for the establishment of 12 proposed private universities.
“The proposed private universities are Pen Resource University Gombe, Gombe State, Al-Ansar University, Maiduguri, Borno State, Margaret Lawrence I -University, Delta State and Khalifa Ishaku Rabiu University Kano, Kano State.
“Sports University Idumuje Ugboko, Delta State, Bala Ahmed University Kano, Saisa University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Sokoto State, Nigerian-British University Hasa, Abia State and Peter University Acina-Onene, Anambra State in addition to Newgate University, Minna, Niger State, European University of Nigeria in Duboyi, Abuja and the North-West University Sokoto. ”
Mohammed stated the Minister of State, Schooling, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba offered the memo on behalf of the Nationwide Universities Fee and it was permitted by the cupboard.
In accordance with him, every of the brand new universities will probably be mentored by the outdated universities nearer to them.
He argued that institution of further universities for an over 200 million-populated nation was essential if the coverage of teaching a bigger proportion of youngsters was to succeed.
Similarly, FEC gave approval to the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, to revise the estimated complete value of the contract for the extension of the internal southern expressway, from the outer southern expressway to the southern parkway.
Mohammed, who stood in for the Minister of the FCT, stated the augmentation was within the sum of N1.4 billion.
He defined that the augmentation would increase the contract sum from over N17 billion to over N18.5 billion, to be accomplished in 12 months.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola additionally revealed that the Council accredited N36.1 billion for the rehabilitation of Keffi-Nasarawa-Toto road in Nasarawa State.
“The Ministry of Works and Housing offered a memorandum to council for a contract for the rehabilitation of 118.9 Keffi-Nasarawa-Toto road in Nasarawa State and the memo was authorised for the award of the contract for N36.130 billion.”
The Minister also defined that the brand new Executive Order 11 signed by President Buhari would assist enhance the life span of all public buildings.
In accordance with the minister, Nigerians stand to achieve rather a lot from the Government Order, including that this was the primary time the Nigerian authorities is making upkeep a matter of nationwide coverage. (NAN)
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