Buni assures Yobe varsity of more funding 


Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state has assured the state university of additional funding from the state and local governments to meet the realities of the current economic challenges.

The governor gave the assurance Saturday when the governing council of the university paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Damaturu.

He said his government is mindful of the economic challenges facing all sectors of society and the university is no exception.

Buni expressed the readiness of his administration to provide the university with more resources to continue with the pursuance of academic excellence.

“The future of the state and our people rely on the university to produce the manpower needed for good governance and quality services to the state.”

He charged the governing council to reach out to agencies like the TETFund and development partners to source for more funds.

“Other tertiary institutions are benefitting from these agencies. You should also take this advantage and scout for additional funds for the university,” he advised.

The governor noted that the North-east states are working to establish 10 megawatts solar power electricity project to improve power supply in the region.

“We are also working on the North East Development Commission to consider another 10 megawatts solar power project to further improve power supply in the sub-region,” he added.

Gov.Buni expressed optimism that the two projects, when completed, would stabilise electricity supply in the North-east region.