President Muhamadu Buhari says the Federal Government would support universities affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.
Buhari made this known Saturday at the 23rd Convocation Ceremony of Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola, Adamawa state capital.
Buhari, who was represented by Salihu Abdullahi said government would provide special fund to MAUTECH to enable it complete some vital projects.
“In the light of the peculiarity of your location in the North Eastern part of the country, I am aware that you have had your own share of the insurgency trauma.
“Government identifies with you in this. We are, indeed, committed to supporting and intervening in the affected universities as we do in the other lower levels of education.
“To this end, government will provide a special fund to enable you complete the perimeter fencing of the university, connect your major facilities with good roads on campus.
“In the light of the peculiar and dangerous circumstances our female students are exposed to, we shall provide funds for additional female hostels on the university campus so that a larger number of girls would be safely and properly accommodated.”