The Nigerian Senate at Tuesday plenary passed a bill to give legal advocacy to the establishment of the Nigerian Army University in Biu, Borno State.
This bill enactment followed a clause-by-clause scrutiny of the report of the Committee on Nigerian Army.
Senator Ali Ndume, who is the chairman of the committee said while undertaking legislative work on the act, the committee contemplated about “areas that are in conflict with other extant laws, those that have security implication and those that are ambiguous”.
“The university with the passage of the bill into law would promote research and other means of advancement of knowledge and its application to military hardware and software, social, cultural, economical, scientific, and technological situations”,Ndume said.
The Senator declared that the institution would procure development of middle and high-level manpower in the area of technological empowerment for civilians, enhancement of military policies, logistic and strategies.
The Senate tasked the Federal Ministry of Education to therefore heighten its stimulation and advocacy programmes; and engagement of traditional and religious scholars on the case of Almajiris, and the neccesity of enlist them into the universal basic education system.