President Mohammed Buhari, currently on a day’s visit to Maiduguri, has Inaugurated the Borno State University, Maiduguri. It was established in 2016.
The President, who was at the Borno State University, BOSU, with his host, Governor Babagana Zulum were received on arrival Thursday morning by the Vice-Chancellor VC, Prof. Umar Sandable.
After cutting the tape to commission the school, the President unveiled the plaque at the new ultra-modern BOSU Senate building, signifying formal commissioning of the institution.
He was thereafter taken round some of the offices, including the VC’s office, where he took an aerial view of the university.
Buhari was later taken round in a motorcade where he was shown the two mega,1000 capacity male and female hostels, four professorial quarters and 30, three and two bedrooms staff quarters.
Addressing staff and students after commissioning, Prof. Sandabe thanked the President and the Governor for the support and cooperation adding that the visit was highly successful.
Borno was the only state that never had a state University until its establishment in 2016. It has five faculties with a minimum of 20 departments.
Over five kilometres of roads have been tarred and completed for the campus community so far.
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