The Federal Executive Council has approved the establishment of the Nigerian Army University in Biu, Borno State.
The council also commended the Ministry of Women Affairs for the efforts put in place to undertake women empowerment programmes, promotion of human rights, fighting violence against women and efforts on the rescue of Chibok and Dapchi girls.
It also approved the sum of Thirteen Billion Naira for the dredging of the Escavos, the Warri Seaport and the replacement of the bad navigational aids.
It would be recalled that the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, had, last June, said the army had already reached out to the National Universities Commission to secure approval for the university.
Buratai had then 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 northeast.