- Aisha Buhari planning the establishment of a university to be named after President Muhammadu Buhari.
- Ambassador Fati Ballah calls for reconciliation and forgiveness among the people of the state
Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has expressed her plan to establish a private university to be known as “Muhammadu Buhari University”.
Mrs Buhari made the disclosure on Saturday during a town hall meeting in Yola organized by her in collaboration with concern indigenes of Adamawa.
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Not revealing when or where the university would be sited, she explained that the university would be established in collaboration with partners from Sudan and Qatar.
Speaking on the challenges facing education and various sectors in the state, Mrs Buhari called for active support of the state indigenes in complementing government efforts.
“I cannot conclude without suggesting how we can complement the efforts of government in achieving some of its developmental goals.
“On this note, I would like to advocate for the establishment of Adamawa Development Trust Fund through which prioritized developmental projects can be financed and implemented,” she said.
A keynote speaker at the event, Ambassador Fati Ballah also called for reconciliation and forgiveness among the people of the state and the setting up of a committee to come up with a blueprint for development.
Speaking agriculture at the meeting, Alhaji Sadiq Daware, who noted that 80 percent of the state land was arable and suitable for farming added that with River Benue which passes through the state, made the state has the potential for massive irrigation and all year round farming programmes.
Other speakers at the meeting include Prof. Shehu Iya of Modibbo Adama University, Yola, who spoke on education; Prof. Auwal Abubakar of Federal Medical Centre, Yola, who spoke on health; and Mrs Helen Mathias who spoke on women and youths.
Others include Mallam Umar Abubakar who spoke on security; Gen. Buba Marwa on drugs; Sen. Silas Zwingina on Good Governance, and Dr Umar Bindir who spoke on Poverty.