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The Federal Executive Council (EFC) has on Wednesday approved the establishment of four private universities cut across Oyo, Ogun, Osun and Kaduna states respectively.
This was disclosed at Abuja by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, while briefing State House correspondents after the conclusion of their first meeting in 2019.
Mr Adamu said that the new universities which are Greenfield University Kaduna, Dominion University, Ibadan, Trinity University, Laloko in Ogun and Westland University in Iwo, Osun have satisfied the criteria for the establishment of universities.
“They have submitted their academic briefs, their master plans and evidence of facilities after visitation by the National Universities Commission (NUC); they have satisfied all those requirements and they are being granted licences,’’ he said.
Present was the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who said that the council has approved a National Public Building Maintenance Policy and Framework, while speaking with the correspondents.
Fashola explains that the policy which establishes a maintenance culture in the country, have been put in place in order to secure job opportunities for Nigerians. This is because artisans after training schools end up becoming tricycle riders, he explained.
“Some of the things that this will bring include an inventory of all assets that government owns.”
“It gives us an assessment of the conditions and value, then, it gives us a maintenance framework about what needs to be done after assessments and then a maintenance procurement manual.”