The Federal Government has approved four new universities and a National Public Building Maintenance Policy and Framework
Briefing Newsmen after the Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola said the policy institutionalized a maintenance culture in the country.
Mr Fashola explained that some of the benefits of the policy would be to provide an inventory of government assets, and job opportunities for hundreds of thousands of Nigerians.
Mr Fashola also said that government approved the first contract of over 800 million naira, for demarcation of specific area of land for the project, leading to enumeration and resettlement preparatory to construction of the Mambilla Hydro Power Project.
The four new private Universities approved are in Kaduna, Oyo, Ogun and Osun states.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu said they are Greenfield University Kaduna, Dominion University, Ibadan, Oyo state, Trinity University, Laloko, Ogun state and Westland University in Iwo, Osun state.
According to the Minister, the approval was given because they met the requirements for establishing a university following a visitation by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
The number of private universities established so far comes to 79.
The Minister of Aviation Alhaji Hadi Sirika said contract for procurement and installation of the second phase of the Controller Pilot Data Link Communication for the Kano flight information region which covers Abuja and Lagos Airports valued at over 5 million dollars.