Wife of Nigeria President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has expressed plan to establish a private university to bear her husband’s name “Muhammadu Buhari University”.
Aisha Buhari said this on Saturday during a town hall meeting in Yola organized in collaboration with concern indigenes of Adamawa.
Aisha, who did not however reveal when or where the university would be sited, explained that the university would be established in collaboration with partners from Sudan and Qatar.
Aisha who lamented the challenges facing education and various sectors in the state, called for active support of the state indigenes in complementing government efforts.
“I cannot conclude without suggesting how we can complement the efforts of government in achieving some of its developmental goals.
“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.
In his lecture at the town hall meeting, Alhaji Sadiq Daware, who spoke on agriculture, said that 80 per cent of the state land is suitable for farming. “As River Benue passes through the state, the state has the potential for massive irrigation and all year round farming programmes.’’ He said.
The town hall meeting treated some challenges facing the state, which borders on Education, Health, Poverty, Good Governance, Insecurity, among others.
Speakers called for reconciliation and forgiveness among the people of the state and the setting up of a committee to come up with a blueprint for the development of the state.
The meeting was attended by traditional, religious and leadership political parties.