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Aisha Buhari Unveils Plans To Establish University Named After Husband

The First Lady of Nigeria, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has proposed the Muhammadu Buhari University.     

Funsho Akinwale

The First Lady of Nigeria, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Saturday, revealed her plans to open a private university which will be named after her husband, Muhammadu Buhari.

The wife of the president made this revelation while speaking at a town hall meeting in Yola, an event organised by her in collaboration with some natives of Adamawa State.

Mrs Buhari, in her address, noted that the school, the location of which she is yet to reveal, will partner with Sudan and Qatar.

She further lamented the problems facing education and various sectors in the state, calling for the establishment of Adamawa Development Trust Fund through which development projects can be financed.

Ambassador Fati Ballah, also speaking at the forum, called for reconciliation and forgiveness among the people of the state and setting up of a committee to come up with a blueprint for the development of the state.

Other speakers at the meeting included Prof. Shehu Iya of Modibbo Adama University, Yola, who spoke on education; Prof. Auwal Abubakar of Federal Medical Centre, Yola, who spoke on health; and Mrs Helen Mathias, who spoke on women and youths.

Others were Mallam Umar Abubakar, who spoke on security; Gen. Buba Marwa on drugs; Sen. Silas Zwingina on good governance, and Dr Umar Bindir, who spoke on poverty. The meeting was also attended by politicians, particularly APC, PDP and ADC members in the state.