Ebonyi Govt seeks NUC approval for two Universities


Governor David Nweze Umahi in a chat with  Prof. Abubakar Rasheed


Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has urged the National University Commission (NUC) to give approval to two specialised universities in Ebonyi.


The governor’s request is contained in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr Francis Nweze and made available to newsmen in Abakaliki.


Nweze stated that the Governor made the request when he visited the Headquarters of National University Commission, FCT, Abuja on Tuesday to seek the approval of two specialized universities in Ebonyi State.

According to him, Governor Umahi handed over the application for the universities approval to the Commission’s Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed in his office and it is expected that the commission will study it and get back to the state government as soon as possible.


He maintained ‘that the Governor is of the firm belief that the new Universities – Aeronautic Engineering and ICT, Science and Technology will not only add to the ongoing speedy development of Ebonyi State but will equally develop Ebonyians, Nigerians, and beyond as well as contribute to the Internally Generated Revenue of the state which will, in turn, be used for the further development of the state.’



Adding that the new Aeronautics Engineering University shall be sited beside the ongoing International Airport, Ezza South, while the University of ICT, Science and Technology shall be sited in Izzi Local Government Area.

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