President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the disbursement of N208 billion for infrastructure in federal universities.
Buhari, who was represented by Sonny Echono, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, said this at the 23rd convocation ceremony of the University of Abuja on Saturday.
The President said the approval was done under the 2019 intervention of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund.
The President, who is the Visitor to the school, said the university system must search for solutions to the nation’s developmental needs.
“The ability of Nigeria with its huge population to overcome its present challenges of development no longer depends on petroleum resources but on the ability of the country to develop its human capital. The present administration will continue to improve on the infrastructural facilities in the universities, promote teacher development and curriculum review.
“It is in furtherance of this that I recently approved the disbursement of N208bn to public tertiary institutions under the 2019 intervention of the TETFUND.
“The government will continue to look into the issues raised by the universities, especially regarding physical development and will equally monitor the universities closely,” he said.