The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the establishement of a new Nigerian Army University.

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This approval follows the presentation of a memo by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu to the FEC.

Mr Adamu while disclosing this to newsmen after the meeting which was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, stated that the University will be located in Biu, Borno State.

It was gathered that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.- Gen. Tukur Buratai, had in June 2017, said the army had reached out to the National Universities Commission to secure approval for the university.

He explained that the university was being designed as a unique and specialised institution that would serve as solutions centre, especially to specific challenges facing the military and North East region.