Rethink merging Military College with NDA – Zulum begs Nigerian govt

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Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has urged the federal authorities to rethink merging Military College Biu in Borno with the Nigeria Defence Academy, NDA, Kaduna.

Zulum, who made the decision in an interview with newsmen on Thursday in Maiduguri, additionally urged the federal government to permit the Nationwide Centre for Agricultural Mechanisation, NCAM, Ilorin, to stay as it’s as a substitute of being a division within the Ministry of Agriculture.

He stated that the Military College Biu, which is a standard college, needs to be allowed to stay so or be handed over to the Ministry of Schooling to proceed in that capability if the Military will not be keen on having a college.

In accordance with the governor, the college has been enjoying a crucial function within the schooling of scholars within the North-east, notably Borno State, the place schooling was significantly affected by over a decade of insurgency.

“This college is essential to the individuals of Borno and North-east basically.

“I’m interesting to the President to look into this concern.

“Secondly, I wish to make a case for the Nationwide Centre for Agricultural Mechanisation which has a vital function to play at this materials time that FG is wanting in direction of selling meals safety.

“NCAM is the one centre saddled with the accountability of fabricating agricultural instruments and implements in Nigeria,” Mr Zulum stated.

He expressed the optimism {that a} technical committee could be established to evaluation a number of the measures taken.

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