President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the approval of a total sum of N208 billion to federal universities for the tackling of infrastructure deficiencies in the tertiary institutions.
Buhari made the announcement at the convocation of the University of Abuja adding that the approval was made through the tertiary education trust fund.
Represented by Sonny Echono, permanent secretary in the ministry of education, the president pleaded with the nation’s universities to help with solutions to the country’s various challenges.
Buhari noted the advantage the country has in its population how this can be harnessed to ensure the country shifts its focus from oil.
He promised that his government would continue to improve facilities in the nation’s universities.