Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari has unveiled her plans to establish a private university to be named after her husband as “Muhammadu Buhari University.”
Naija News reports that the first lady of Nigeria unveiled her plans during a town hall meeting she organized in collaboration with concerned indigenes in Yola, the Adamawa state capital.
This online news platform also understands that the university would be established in collaboration with partners from Sudan and Qatar.
The efforts of the wife to the president seems to be motivated by the worrisome state of the Nigerian educational sector.
Although Aisha did not reveal when or where the university would be sited, she called for the active support of the state indigenes in complementing government efforts so as to curb the challenges facing the Nigerian education and various sectors, particularly in the state.
In her words, Aisha said; “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.
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 who were also present are; 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.
The meeting that lasted few hours also had in attendance politicians, particularly members of the APC, PDP and ADC.