Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff (COAS), has inaugurated the newly built Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences at the Nigerian Army University Biu, Borno state.

The university, which was established in 2017, witnessed the inauguration of the ultra-modern building on Friday, in the presence of the emir of Biu.

The building comprises of 47 offices, including offices for the two deans of the faculty, 24 classrooms and lecture halls as well as three laboratories.

Buratai inaugurates science faculty complex for Nigerian Army University
The Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences complex at the Nigerian Army University Biu, Borno State

Speaking during the ceremony, Buratai said the facility was one of the numerous projects under construction in the university and financed by both the army and the federal government.

He said that the feat was a pointer to the army’s commitment towards the realization of the university’s long-term vision.

According to him, the institution looks to become a solution centre in technology, research and development for the promotion of self-reliance, creativity, and innovation in the country.

“This is in tune with my vision of having a professionally responsive army in the discharge of its constitutional roles. It’s no coincidence,” Burutai said.

“This commissioning ceremony underscores the continuation of an accelerated development plan for the university. It’s my firm belief that this kind of gathering would become a repeated exercise in months to come.

“It’s on this note that I want to reiterate the commitment of the governing council, management, and staff of this citadel of learning to the dreams, philosophy and aspirations of the university.”

Fatimah Tahir, the acting vice-chancellor of the university, said the institution has recorded some modest achievements since its inception owing to the commitment of the army to its growth.



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