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Buratai Makes U-turn, Says Unveiling Of Nigerian Army University To Hold On Tuesday 30 October



The Army Headquarters has said that the unveiling of the Nigerian Army University in Biu, Borno State, which was earlier postponed will still hold on Tuesday 30 October, 2018 as planned.

It therefore advised the general public to disregard the earlier postponement notice.

The Army made this clarification Sunday afternoon on its verified twitter handle.

“Please be informed that the Ground Breaking Ceremony of Nigerian Army University Biu would hold as scheduled on Tuesday 30 October 2018. Kindly disregard the earlier postponement. All Inconveniences are regretted. Thanks for your understanding.”

Recall that earlier on Sunday morning, the Army in a statement announced that the event was postponed as it would no longer hold as previously scheduled for Tuesday October 30, although it did not give reasons.

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, had earlier announced President Muhammad Buhari as one of the headliners for the opening ceremony in Biu, home to the new university about 200 kilometres southwest of Maiduguri, the state capital.

The university has already started taking its first set of students for its takeoff academic year.

The Federal Executive Council gave the army final approval for the establishment of the university in April, months after construction of major buildings on campus had either been completed or near completion.

Mr Buratai said the institution was designed to tackle unique challenges, especially on specific security crises the military faces in its war against Boko Haram and armed banditry.

Mr Buratai expressed satisfaction with the progress of infrastructure at the university earlier this year, anticipating it would be opened by September.

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